Harcharan Singh Ranu

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The authors present a new advance in the treatment of herniated disc disease using percutaneous Nd:YAG laser to vaporize a small portion of nucleus pulposus, thereby decompressing the disc. In vitro and in vivo animal data are presented. Three hundred seventy-seven magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scan-documented, herniated, nonsequestered(More)
Specially developed intervertebral and intradiscal pressure transducers are used to map the pressures in the nucleus pulposus and within the annulus fibrosus of the human spinal discs, to the point of fracture of the segmental units. The results show that for normal discs, pressures in the nucleus and in the annulus are linearly related to each other and to(More)
Miniature triaxial shoe-borne load cells are used to analyze the normal and a below knee amputee's gait. The gait of an amputee is studied from first step on a temporary pylon to a final "normal" gait on a permanent prosthesis. The amputee's gait is compared to that of the normal subject. The load cells are an effective method of analyzing normal and(More)
To gain further insight into the biomechanics of the human intervertebral disc and to determine a potential mechanism for causation and relief of symptoms related to a herniated disc, the pressure-volume relation was determined within the nucleus pulposus. Pressure was measured continuously within the nucleus pulposus in 17 intact lumbar discs from human(More)
A series of split dose experiments in which the interval between doses was varied from 1 to 7 d is reported. In vitro measurements of the mechanical properties of skin are made 50 and 120 d after the first irradiation. The variation of the skin thickness, load at rupture, extension at rupture, stress at rupture and skin stiffness with dose and with time(More)
A finite element model of a complete vertebra has been formulated. It is used to simulate the laminectomy and Harrington rod procedures. The results indicate that high tensile stresses occurred on the affected side in the region of the pars interarticularis after laminectomy. High tensile stresses near the pars interarticularis and at the posterior junction(More)