Biomechanical responses due to discitis infection of a juvenile thoracolumbar spine using finite element modeling.


Growth modulation changes occur in pediatric spines and lead to kyphotic deformity during discitis infection from mechanical forces. The present study was done to understand the consequences of discitis by simulating inflammatory puss at the T12/L1 disc space using a validated eight-year-old thoracolumbar spine finite element model. Changes in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2014.03.003