Giovanni F Solitro

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The aim of this work is to show a quick and simple procedure able to identify the geometrical parameters of the intervertebral disc that strongly affect the behavior of the FEM model. First, we allocated a selection criterion for the minimum number of geometrical parameters that describe, with a good degree of approximation, a healthy human vertebra. Next,(More)
BACKGROUND One of the main goals in total hip replacement is to preserve the integrity of the hip kinematics, by well positioning the cup and to make sure its initial stability is congruent and attained. Achieving the latter is not trivial. METHODS A finite element model of the cup-bone interface simulating a realistic insertion and analysis of different(More)
Pedicle screws are typically used for fusion, percutaneous fixation, and means of gripping a spinal segment. The screws act as a rigid and stable anchor points to bridge and connect with a rod as part of a construct. The foundation of the fusion is directly related to the placement of these screws. Malposition of pedicle screws causes intraoperative(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Reconstruction of acetabular defect has been advocated as standard procedure in total hip arthroplasty. The presence of bony defects at the acetabulum is viewed as a cause of instability and acetabular wall augmentation is often used without proper consideration of surrounding bone density. The initial cup-bone stability is, however, a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Analysis of insertion angle and bone density on the pedicle screw fixation strength with a novel testing protocol that accounts for the articular processes. OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship between pedicle screw fixation strength and bone mineral density for different transverse screw insertion angles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The(More)
Management of segmental rim defects and bone mineral density (BMD) loss in the elderly prior to total hip replacement is unclear within classification systems for acetabular bone loss. In this study, our objectives were (1) to understand how a reduction in BMD in the elderly affects the oversizing of a press-fit cup for primary fixation and (2) to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have been developed to characterize the mechanical behavior of the intervertebral disc specifically for the lumbar spine and there have been limited studies done on the cervical spine with the goal to evaluate the strength of the cervical spine under compression without any information on the bulging of the intervertebral discs. The(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous in situ single screw fixation is the preferred treatment for stable and unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). The recommended screw placement is in the center of the epiphysis and perpendicular to the physis, which necessitates an anterior starting point for most SCFEs. A recent clinical study has shown good clinical(More)
BACKGROUND In total hip replacement (THR), the femoral offset (FO) is assessed preoperatively, and the surgeon must determine whether to restore, increase, or decrease the FO based on experience and the patient's clinical history. The FO is known to influence the abductor muscle strength, range of motion (ROM), gait, and hip pain after THR; however, the(More)
This study aims to validate a modified circle theorem method for the calculation of true version of the acetabular component on anteroposterior x-rays with intra-operative version data derived from robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty (THA). Planar anteversion measurements recorded intraoperatively in 80 THAs were correlated to measurements on(More)