In idiopathic scoliotic patients, dynamical intervertebral efforts acting between vertebrae seem to be correlated with the spinal deformity. The quantification of these efforts, which is useful for the orthopedic surgeons to set up their surgical planning is the final objective of the present research. As a first step, we focus in this contribution on the geometrical reconstruction of the spine and especially on the rotation sequences between vertebrae in a multibody approach. The reconstruction process is performed in the standing position with possible bending, using an optimization process based on geometrical data reconstructed from radiographs. The obtained results will serve as input for the subsequent gait motion for which the limited set of geometrical information must be compensated.
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