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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||biomechanics, thoracic spine, staples, shape memory alloy, scoliosis|
|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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