Joint and sample size (N) | A (degrees) | B (kg N^{-1} m^{-1}) |
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L1L2 (16) | -16.1±1.00 | 6.0±1.9 |
L2L3 (17) | -12.3±0.99 | 2.6±0.8 |
L3L4 (13) | -14.5±1.83 | 2.4±1.1 |
L4L5 (13) | -11.4±0.61 | 3.7±1.4 |
L5L6 (14) | -10.3±0.63 | 19.2±6.7 |
Mean (L-L) | -12.9±1.10 | 6.8±3.2 |
L6S (15) | -23.1±1.56 | 4.2±1.6 |
The mean values of A and B (see equation 2 and text for definitions) for L1L2 to L5L6, inclusively, are shown (±S.E.M.). These mean values were used to construct a mean bending equation for macaque lumber—lumber (L-L) intervertebral joints in flexion.
The model parameters are also shown for the M. fascicularis lumbosacral joint in flexion (L6S) for comparison.