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A biomechanical investigation of anterior vertebral stapling

Shillington, Mark, Adam, Clayton J., Labrom, Robert D. , & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2009) A biomechanical investigation of anterior vertebral stapling. In Goh, James C & Lim, C T (Eds.) 13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2008), 3-6 December, 2008, Singapore.

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Abstract

An immature calf spine model was used to undertake anatomical and biomechanical investigations of an anterior vertebral staple used in the thoracic spine to treat scoliosis. The study involved three stages: (1) displacement controlled testing to determine changes in bending stiffness following staple insertion, (2) measurement of staple tip forces using strain gauges, and (3) micro-CT scanning of vertebrae following staple insertion to describe the associated anatomical changes. The results suggest that the mechanism of action of stapling may be a consequence of hemiepiphysoidesis causing convex growth arrest.

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ID Code: 17338
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: biomechanics, thoracic spine, staples, shape memory alloy, scoliosis
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92841-6
ISBN: 9783540928416
ISSN: 16800737
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2009 10:32
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:57

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