Design and Mechanics of TLIF/ELIF Implants

Fuss, F and Sabitzer, R 2006, 'Design and Mechanics of TLIF/ELIF Implants', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (ICBPE 2006), Singapore, 11-14 December 2006, pp. 227-230.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Design and Mechanics of TLIF/ELIF Implants
Author(s) Fuss, F
Sabitzer, R
Year 2006
Conference name ICBPE 2006
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 11-14 December 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering (ICBPE 2006)
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication USA
Start page 227
End page 230
Total pages 4
Abstract Lumbar interbody fusion is the standard treatment for degenerative disc disease. This study served to compute the stress levels and load transfer in a composite structure, consisting of fusion implant, bone-graft that finally becomes fusion-bone, and rods of the dorsal stabilisation. The implant was represented by different materials and the fusion process was simulated by increasing Young's moduli of the bone-graft / fusion-bone component. Fusion implants with a low Young's modulus produce a higher stress and load in the bone-graft / fusion-bone which is advantageous for the fusion, but subject the rods of the dorsal stabilisation to bending stress additionally to axial stress which bears the risk of pedicle screw failure.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Degenerative disc disease
Intervertebral disc
Lumbar fusion
Fusion implant
Fusion process
Minimally-invasive technique
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