Patient-specific simulations of spinal deformity surgery

Little, J. Paige, Pearcy, Mark J., & Adam, Clayton J. (2012) Patient-specific simulations of spinal deformity surgery. In Pearcy, Mark J. & Pettet, Graeme J. (Eds.) Conference and Workshop on Modelling and Computation in Musculoskeletal Engineering, 12-15 November 2012, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional spinal deformity involving the side-to-side curvature of the spine in the coronal plane and axial rotation of the vertebrae in the transverse plane. For patients with a severe or rapidly progressing deformity, corrective instrumented fusion surgery is performed. The wide choice of implants and large variability between patients make it difficult for surgeons to choose optimal treatment strategies. This paper describes the patient specific finite element modelling techniques employed and the results of preliminary analyses predicting the surgical outcomes for a series of AIS patients. This report highlights the importance of not only patient-specific anatomy and material parameters, but also patient-specific data for the clinical and physiological loading conditions experienced by the patient who has corrective scoliosis surgery.

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ID Code: 57636
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: finite element method, patient-specific modelling, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spine modelling, computer modelling
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
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2013 00:36
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2013 20:26

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