Test procedures and subsequent interpretation of results for spinal fixation instrumentation have been quite varied and often reported in a confusing manner. The establishment of testing standards is of primary importance if consistent comparisons are to be made among various spinal instrumentation systems. A standard group of systematic test procedures has been developed, which incorporate both mechanical (geometric) spinal simulation, as well as a reliable animal (bovine) model of the normal human spine. Subsequently, the Harrington, Moe, Cotrel-Dubousset, and Luque spinal instrumentation systems were tested using these standard test configurations under the following loading conditions: 1. Compression coupled with Anterior Flexion. 2. Lateral Bending. 3. Torsion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
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