Video-Fluoroscopy Based Investigation of Intervertebral Kinematics for Sport Medicine Application

  • M. Sansone
  • P. Bifulco
  • M. Cesarelli
  • M. Bracale
Conference paper
Part of the CISM Courses and Lectures book series (CISM, volume 473)


Spinal injuries can arise in many situations: on the road, at work, in sport. Investigation of spine mechanics can be of help in the evaluation of the spinal structures. Due to the natural inaccessibility and the complex structure of the spinal segments, in vivo measurements of their mechanics are very problematic. Intervertebral kinematics is closely related to the state of the individual spinal segments and then to spine functionality. Research on intervertebral motion has, therefore, been widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to improve the knowledge of the mechanics of the spine and its disorders. Clinical application of spine kinematics analysis may include diagnostic assessment of spinal instability and evaluation of surgical treatment. The aim of this script is to provide an historical perspective about the methodologies for the analysis of spine motion, developed over the years at our Department.


Spinal Segment Spine Motion Couple Motion Intervertebral Motion Digitally Reconstruct Radiograph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sansone
    • 1
  • P. Bifulco
    • 1
  • M. Cesarelli
    • 1
  • M. Bracale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications - Biomedical Engineering UnitUniversity ‘Federico II’ of NaplesItaly

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