STANDARDIZATION OF TESTING PROCEDURES FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION.

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

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Abstract

Test procedures and subsequent interpretation of results for spinal fixation instrumentation are quite varied and often reported in a confusing manner. In an effort to alleviate this situation, a standard group of systematic testing procedures have been developed which incorporate both mechanical (geometric) spinal simulation and a reliable animal (bovine) model of the normal human spine. The Harrington, Moe, Cotrel-Dubousset and Luque spinal instrumentation systems have been tested using these standard configurations under axial compression coupled with anterior bending, torsion, and lateral bending. The test procedures and the microcomputer-based data acquisition system are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages99-102
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Hoeltzel, D. A., Farcy, J. P., Weidenbaum, M., Athanasiou, K., & Michelsen, C. B. (1986). STANDARDIZATION OF TESTING PROCEDURES FOR SPINAL FIXATION INSTRUMENTATION. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 99-102). IEEE.