A biomechanical study of 3 different types of sublaminar wire used for constructs in the thoracic spine.

@article{Murakami2006ABS,
  title={A biomechanical study of 3 different types of sublaminar wire used for constructs in the thoracic spine.},
  author={Hideki Murakami and Ken Yamazaki and Emad S. Attallah-Wasif and Kai-Jow Tsai and Tadashi Shimamura and William C. Hutton},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={442-6}
}
A biomechanical study was carried out on 3 different types of sublaminar wire used in constructs to secure the thoracic spine: stainless steel monofilament wire (steel wire), titanium cable (cable), and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene tape (tape). Two experiments were carried out. Experiment 1: Thirty-one fresh human thoracic vertebrae classified as osteoporotic (bone mineral density of <0.8 g/cm2) were used. The steel wire, cable, or tape was placed sublaminarly and a tensile force… CONTINUE READING

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