Frangois Lavaste

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PURPOSE The authors evaluated the ability of an aortic balloon-expandable endovascular stent-graft to prevent rupture in a model of spontaneously rupturing abdominal aortic aneurysms in sheep. MATERIALS AND METHODS Aneurysms were created in 16 sheep by inserting a 60 x 18-mm segment of the left internal jugular vein, end-to-end anastomosed, to the(More)
Car manufacturers are more and more concerned with the protection of the occupants in lateral impacts. Field accident analysis dealing with automotive side collisions suggest that the pelvis is very vulnerable, but there is a lack of knowledge of the behavior of the pelvic bony structure and of its biomechanical tolerance. This knowledge however is(More)
This study is designed to analyse the behavior, in the sagittal plane, of a complete human dorso-lumbar rachis, made rigid by the posterior instrumentation used for the treatment of scoliosis, on subjects suffering from DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). The object of this analysis is to demonstrate the reliability of early surgery made possible by new(More)
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