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Type: Conference paper
Title: Design and Mechanics of TLIF/ ELIF Implants
Author: Fuss, F.
Sabitzer, R.
Citation: Intemational Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (ICBPE 2006) Proceedings, 2006: pp.227-230
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2006
ISBN: 8190426214
Conference Name: Intemational Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (2006 : Singapore)
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Franz Konstantin Fuss and Ronald J. Sabitzer
Abstract: Abstract—Lumbar interbody fusion is the standard treatment for degenerative disc disease. This study served to compute the stress levels and load transfer in a compositestructure, consisting of fusion implant, bone-graft that finally becomes fusion-bone, and rods of the dorsal stabilisation. The implant was represented by different materials and the fusion process was simulated by increasing Young’s moduli of the bonegraft / fusion-bone component. Fusion implants with a low Young’s modulus produce a higher stress and load in the bonegraft / fusion-bone which is advantageous for the fusion, but subject the rods of the dorsal stabilisation to bending stress additionally to axial stress which bears the risk of pedicle screw failure.
DOI: 10.1109/ICBPE.2006.348589
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