Luc P. Cloutier

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The biomechanical impact of the surgical instrumentation configuration for spine surgery is hard to evaluate by the surgeons in pre-operative situation. This study was performed to evaluate different configurations of the anterior instrumentation of the spine, with simulated post-operative conditions, to recommend configurations to the surgeons. Four(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical evidence suggests that the use of Y-shaped locking plates with anterior and lateral locking screws provide improved primary fixation stability over the use of straight locking plates in the treatment of greater trochanter (GT) fractures. However, it remains unclear how the use of cable cerclages, in replacement or addition to the locking(More)
Greater trochanter (GT) stabilization techniques following a fracture or an osteotomy are still showing high levels of postoperative complications. Understanding the effect of femoral neck cut placement, cable tension and muscles forces on GT fragment displacements could help surgeons optimize their techniques. A 3D finite element model has been developed(More)
BACKGROUND Greater trochanter fractures or osteotomies fixed with lateral plates still present high rates of complications. Unblocked greater trochanter anterior movement during hip extension might be a possible cause of failure. This study aimed to determine, under stair climbing conditions, the biomechanical behaviour of a greater trochanter fragment and(More)
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