P Devin Leahy

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Damage is often sustained by the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) and ligamentum flavum (LF) in the cervical spine subsequent to whiplash or other cervical trauma. These ligaments afford substantial cervical stability when healthy, but the ability of the ALL and LF to stabilize the spine when injured is not as conclusively studied. In order to address(More)
This study examined the cervical spine range of motion (ROM) resulting from whiplash-type hyperextension and hyperflexion type ligamentous injuries, and sought to improve the accuracy of specific diagnosis of these injuries. The study was accomplished by measurement of ROM throughout axial rotation, lateral bending, and flexion and extension, using a(More)
STUDY DESIGN A parametric finite element investigation of the cervical spine. OBJECTIVE To determine what effect, if any, cervical disc replacement has on kinematics, facet contact parameters, and anterior column loading. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion has been a standard treatment for certain spinal degenerative(More)
OBJECT The clinical success rates of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures are substantially reduced as more cervical levels are included in the fusion procedure. One method that has been proposed as an adjunctive technique for multilevel ACDF is the placement of screws across the facet joints ("transfacet screws"). However, the(More)
Computed tomography (CT) data can be employed with respect to determining mechanical properties and has been used to predict parameters such as elastic modulus, yield strength, and ultimate strength of intact bone. Micro-computed tomography (muCT) possesses the resolution capable of detecting apparent bone density in extremely local regions and can(More)
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