Design of biomechanical testing methods and metrics to evaluate the performance of synthetic spinal implants versus bone graft for lumbar corpectomy

P. Huang, N. Sarigul-Klijn, S. Hazelwood, M. Gupta, Rolando Figueroa Roberto

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Abstract

The human spine is a mechanically complex system of joints crucial for stable posture and movement. The ultimate goal of a vertebral body replacement following a spinal injury that necessitates such a procedure is to have the replacement strut fully incorporate into the spine. This incorporation process is known as bony "fusion", which facilitates the restoration of stability. Bone graft and metallic implants have been used for vertebral body replacement procedures. Both methods have been associated with failure of fusion and recurrence of instability. The development and rationale of the mechanical testing procedures implemented to best differentiate the stability afforded by bone graft versus expandable titanium cage is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Pages295-299
Number of pages5
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

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OtherASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Huang, P., Sarigul-Klijn, N., Hazelwood, S., Gupta, M., & Roberto, R. F. (2008). Design of biomechanical testing methods and metrics to evaluate the performance of synthetic spinal implants versus bone graft for lumbar corpectomy. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 295-299) https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-43319