IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Monolithic superelastic rods with variable flexural stiffness for spinal fusion: Simplified finite element analysis of an instrumented spine segment

2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

Author(s): Yann Facchinello ; Vladimir Brailovski ; Yvan Petit ; Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
Sponsor(s): IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Soc.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 2014
Conference Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Conference Date: 26 August 2014
Page(s): 6,605 - 6,608
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4244-7929-0
ISSN (Paper): 1557-170X
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6945142
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Rigid instrumentations have been widely used for spinal fusion but they come with complications, such as adjacent disc degeneration. Dynamic instrumentations have been tested but their efficiency... View More

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