A biomechanical investigation of fusionless growth modulation implants for spinal scoliosis treatment

Sunni, Nabeel Senussi (2015) A biomechanical investigation of fusionless growth modulation implants for spinal scoliosis treatment. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis studied a new minimally invasive implant for scoliosis correction that aims to correct the deformity without fusing the spine, thereby allowing movement and growth in the spine following surgery. The effect of two different vertebral body implant (staple) designs on the stiffness of the spine, using calf spines as an in vitro model, was studied. The results showed that the implants decreased spinal stiffness, with associated potential damage to the growth plates due to the staple tips. There were no significant differences in stiffness between the two staple designs tested.

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ID Code: 91388
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Adam, Clayton & Askin, Geoffrey
Keywords: idiopathic scoliosis, vertebral body staples, shape memory alloy, spine, stiffness, calf, bovine, biomechanics, growth modulation, fusionless
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: 22 Jan 2016 05:22
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 05:23

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