Patient-specific soft tissue properties for AIS patients: a finite element study

Little, J. Paige, Adam, Clayton J., Evans, John H., Askin, Geoffrey N., & Pearcy, Mark J. (2008) Patient-specific soft tissue properties for AIS patients: a finite element study. In 8th International symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Feb 27 - March 1 2008, Porto, Portugal.


There is a need for improved understanding of the biomechanics of scoliosis surgery due to high complication rates and suboptimal outcomes. Patient-specific finite element (FE) models are becoming increasingly utilized in orthopaedic biomechanics. While patient specific osseoligamentous geometry can be readily obtained from patient image datasets (eg. MRI,CT), material properties for spinal soft tissues are more complicated to derive for an individual patient. This paper will describe the use of Fulcrum bending radiographs to determine patient specific soft tissue properties for use in computational studies of scoliosis.

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ID Code: 13915
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: biomechancis, scoliosis surgery, patient, specific finite element models, FE, fulcrum bending radiographs, idiopathic scoliosis, scoliosis surgery
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:56

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