Biomechanical changes after the augmentation of experimental osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures in the cadaveric thoracic spine.

@article{Kayanja2005BiomechanicalCA,
  title={Biomechanical changes after the augmentation of experimental osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures in the cadaveric thoracic spine.},
  author={Mark Makumbi Kayanja and D A - Sofamor Danek Togawa and Isador Harry Lieberman},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={55-63}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Osteoporotic compression fractures are an important public health concern, leading to significant morbidity, mortality and economic burden. Cement augmentation procedures used to treat these fractures alter the biomechanics of the fractured segment, which could promote adjacent failure. However, if alignment is improved or restored, there will be less risk of adjacent failure. PURPOSE To determine the effects of load (compression/flexion), adjacent vertebral location… CONTINUE READING