DESIGN OF STANDARDIZED TEST PROCEDURES FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION.

D. A. Hoeltzel, J. P. Farcy, M. Weidenbaum, K. A. Athanasiou, C. B. Michelsen

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherASME
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Hoeltzel, D. A., Farcy, J. P., Weidenbaum, M., Athanasiou, K. A., & Michelsen, C. B. (1986). DESIGN OF STANDARDIZED TEST PROCEDURES FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE (Vol. 1, pp. 61-64). New York, NY, USA: ASME.