Compressive stiffness of the lumbar functional spinal unit can be modified by nucleus implant parameter variations

A. Joshi, S. Mehta, E. Vresilovic, A. Karduna, M. Marcolongo

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Abstract

The effect of variation in the nucleus implant parameters on the compressive stiffness of the human lumbar functional spinal unit (FSU) was studied. It was shown that the nucleus implant material and geometric parameters have significant effect on the FSU compressive stiffness. It was found that denucleation of the specimen significantly reduces the FSU stiffness. It was also shown that for a number of implants, the implanted FSU stiffness was comparable to the BI condition stiffness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

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NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

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OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/17/045/21/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Joshi, A., Mehta, S., Vresilovic, E., Karduna, A., & Marcolongo, M. (2004). Compressive stiffness of the lumbar functional spinal unit can be modified by nucleus implant parameter variations. In Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress (Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress).