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Analysis of cervical spine loading in rugby scrummaging: a computer simulation approach


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Cazzola, D., Trewartha, G. and Preatoni, E., 2015. Analysis of cervical spine loading in rugby scrummaging: a computer simulation approach. In: XXXIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 2015-06-29 - 2015-07-03.

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    Abstract

    Musculoskeletal modelling is widely used in biomechanics for the analysis and simulation of human motion. A modelling approach allows estimates of the internal load on specific anatomical structures, and the individual muscle forces that govern movement execution. Within the analysis of impact events in rugby union, modelling can help the understanding of the mechanisms of acute and chronic cervical spine injuries, starting from experimental measures of external load on the player, and progressing to the estimation of stresses acting on the internal cervical structures. During this part of the applied session, we will use a novel musculoskeletal model and previously collected experimental data (forces and kinematics) to analyse the cervical spine loading experienced during a rugby scrum. An open-source biomechanical software (OpenSim 3.2) will be used to set up and run inverse and forward dynamics pipelines to calculate joint moments and joint reaction forces, and to analyse “what if…” scenarios.

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    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
    CreatorsCazzola, D., Trewartha, G. and Preatoni, E.
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    https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpaOrganisation
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
    Research CentresEPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    StatusPublished
    ID Code45800
    Additional InformationProceedings of the 33st International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2015) Poitiers, France, June 29 – July 3, 2015

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