Biomechanics of patient specific vertebroplasty

Kathryn B. Higgins, Robert D. Harten, David Lin, Pedro Vieira, Noshir A. Langrana, Mitchell F. Reiter

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The effect of vertebroplasty was studied on intact but likely weakened bone. The difference between displaced volumes and measured volumes was found to range from -11% to +30%. It was found that 20% fill will result in a significant increase in compressive strength. The results showed that some of the overflow could be attributed to damage to the surface of the vertebra incurred during removal of soft tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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