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Table 3 Element type and number of element in the intact lumbosacral FE model

From: Biomechanical feasibility of semi-rigid stabilization and semi-rigid lumbar interbody fusion: a finite element study

Component Element type No. of Elements
L3 L4 L5 Sacrum  
Cortical Bone S3R 1334 1913 2027 30,212  
Cancellous Bone C3D4 18,166 20,129 22,756 131,828  
Endplate S3R 1833 2013 2193 1615  
Posterior Bony Elements C3D4 26,695 27,739 25,313   
   L3-L4 L4-L5 L5-S1   
Nucleus Pulposus C3D4 4942 3998 5670   
Annulus Ground Substance C3D4 8262 4619 7063   
Annulus Fiber STRI3 1963 1143 1350   
Ligament   ALL PLL LF ISL SSL
No. of Elements T3D2 12 12 12 6 6