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Geometry of the Intervertebral Volume and Vertebral Endplates of the Human Spine
Replacement of a degenerated vertebral disc with an artificial intervertebral disc (AID) is currently possible, but poses problems, mainly in the force distribution through the vertebral column. DataExpand
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Mechanical strength and stiffness of biodegradable and titanium osteofixation systems.
PURPOSE To present relevant mechanical data to simplify the selection of an osteofixation system for situations requiring immobilization in oral and maxillofacial surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODSExpand
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Torsion strength of biodegradable and titanium screws: a comparison.
PURPOSE To determine 1) the differences in maximum torque between 7 biodegradable and 2 titanium screw systems, and 2) the differences of maximum torque between "hand tight" and break of theExpand
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Difficulties in the fixation of prostheses for voice rehabilitation after laryngectomy
In most patients with advanced or recurrent laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer, total laryngectomy is indicated. This means the loss of three main functions: phonation; respiration; and theExpand
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Biomechanical and surface physico-chemical analyses of used osteosynthesis plates and screws--potential for reuse in developing countries?
Reprocessing of single-use devices is an upcoming issue in the Western world, but has been for many years in developing countries. In developing countries, the number of bone fractures due to trafficExpand
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Animal models for tracheal research.
Tracheal research covers two main areas of interest: tracheal reconstruction and tracheal fixation. Tracheal reconstructions are aimed at rearranging or replacing parts of the tracheal tissue usingExpand
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Clinical evaluation of a membrane‐based voice‐producing element for laryngectomized women
A newly developed artificial voice source was clinically evaluated in laryngectomized women for voice quality improvements. The prosthesis was placed in a commercially available, tracheoesophagealExpand
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The Saanen goat as an animal model for post-laryngectomy research: practical implications
A modern way of voice rehabilitation after total laryngectomy includes the use of shunt valves and tracheostoma valves. Problems of fixation to the surrounding tissue are a major drawback in the useExpand
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Does the patch fit the stoma? A study on peristoma geometry and patch use in laryngectomised patients
Clin. Otolaryngol. 2011, 36, 235–241
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In vivo experiments with tracheostoma tissue connector prototypes.
In cancer patients who have undergone total surgical removal of the larynx, ideally voice rehabilitation should be performed using a shunt valve (placed in a fistula of the tracheo-esophageal wall)Expand
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