Computer simulation in spine biomechanics : An application in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Little, J. Paige & Adam, Clayton J. (2009) Computer simulation in spine biomechanics : An application in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. In Adelaide Centre for Spinal Research (ACSR) - Spinal Research Symposium VII , 25-27 August, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, Australia. (Unpublished)


Scoliosis is a spinal deformity, involving a side-to-side curvature of the spine in the coronal plane as well as a rotation of the spinal column in the transverse plane. The coronal curvature is measured using a Cobb angle. If the deformity is severe, treatment for scoliosis may require surgical intervention whereby a rod is attached to the spinal column to correct the abnormal curvature. In order to provide surgeons with an improved ability to predict the likely outcomes following surgery, techniques to create patient-specific finite element models (FEM) of scoliosis patients treated at the Mater Children’s Hospital (MCH) in Brisbane are being developed and validated. This paper presents a comparison of the simulated and clinical data for a scoliosis patient treated at MCH.

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ID Code: 27464
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: computer simulation, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spine biomechanics, finite element method, patient-specific model
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 J. Paige Little and Clayton J. Adam
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2009 00:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:01

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