Development of patient-specific computer simulation tools for endoscopic scoliosis surgery

Adam, Clayton J., Pearcy, Mark J., & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2004) Development of patient-specific computer simulation tools for endoscopic scoliosis surgery. In Sawatzky, Bonita J. & Tredwell, Stephen J. (Eds.) Proceedings of International Research Society of Spinal Deformities Symposium 2004, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, pp. 162-165.

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Endoscopic approaches for anterior correction of idiopathic scoliosis are a relatively new surgical technique. This paper describes the development of patient-specific finite element modelling techniques to investigate the biomechanics of single rod anterior scoliosis correction. Spinal geometry is obtained from pre-operative CT scans and material properties for osteo-ligamentous spinal tissues are based on existing literature. The techniques being developed will allow pre-surgical prediction of stresses, forces and deformations in spinal tissues, rods and screws under post-operative physiological loads.

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ID Code: 34372
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: computer simulation, finite element modelling, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery, endoscopic scoliosis surgery
ISBN: 0888652623
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 2004 Adam, Clayton and Pearcy, Mark and Askin, Geoffrey N.
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2010 00:10
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2011 14:54

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