Biomechanics of the C5-C6 spinal unit before and after placement of a disc prosthesis.

@article{Galbusera2006BiomechanicsOT,
  title={Biomechanics of the C5-C6 spinal unit before and after placement of a disc prosthesis.},
  author={Fabio Galbusera and Alfonso Fantigrossi and Manuela Teresa Raimondi and Marco Sassi and M. Fornari and Roberto Assietti},
  journal={Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={253-61}
}
The study consists of a biomechanical comparison between the intact C5-C6 spinal segment and the same segment implanted with the Bryan artificial disc prosthesis (Medtronic Ltd., Memphis, TN, USA), by the use of the finite element (FE) method. Our target is the prediction of the influence of prosthesis placement on the resulting mechanics of the C5-C6 spine unit. A FE model of the intact C5-C6 segment was built, employing realistic models of the vertebrae, disc and ligaments. Simulations were… CONTINUE READING
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