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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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
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: biomechanics, thoracic spine, staples, shape memory alloy, scoliosis
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92841-6_439
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: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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 00:32
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 01:35

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