A biomechanical analysis of anterior instrumentation used in the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Fairhurst, Helen (2014) A biomechanical analysis of anterior instrumentation used in the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine which affects children and adolescents, and remains a challenge to treat. This study measured the forces used during surgery to correct scoliosis and studied changes to spinal mechanics from the implantation of metal rods used to hold the spine straight. The results of this study will help surgeons and engineers understand how to straighten the spine more efficiently to provide patients with better outcomes.

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ID Code: 69977
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Adam, Clayton, Little, Paige, & Pearcy, Mark
Keywords: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Spine biomechanics, anterior instrumentation, scoliosis correction surgery, thoracic spine, in vitro spine testing, Instantaneous Axis of Rotation, Center of Rotation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 May 2014 07:02
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:15

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