Biomechanical Behavior of a New Nucleus Prosthesis Made of Knitted Titanium Filaments

  title={Biomechanical Behavior of a New Nucleus Prosthesis Made of Knitted Titanium Filaments},
  author={A. Annette Kettler and Hans-Peter Kaps and Bodo Haegele and Hans-Joachim Wilke},
  booktitle={SAS journal},
BACKGROUND One of the greatest challenges in the development of a nucleus prosthesis is to minimize the risk of implant expulsion. At the same time, the physiological flexibility, compressive behavior, and height of the disc should be restored. In this biomechanical in vitro study we investigated the ability of a new nucleus prosthesis made of knitted titanium filaments to meet these challenges. METHODS Flexibility, axial deformation, and height of six bovine lumbar spine segments were… CONTINUE READING

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