Effect of spinal level and loading conditions on the production of vertebral burst fractures in a porcine model.

@article{Boisclair2011EffectOS,
  title={Effect of spinal level and loading conditions on the production of vertebral burst fractures in a porcine model.},
  author={Dominic Boisclair and Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong and Stefan Parent and Yvan Petit},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={133 9},
  pages={094503}
}
Vertebral burst fractures are commonly studied with experimental animal models. There is however a lack of consensus as to what parameters are important to create an unstable burst fracture with a significant canal encroachment on such model. This study aims to assess the effect of the loading rate, flexion angle, spinal level, and their interactions on the production of a vertebral thoracolumbar burst fracture on a porcine model. Sixteen functional spinal units composed of three vertebrae were… CONTINUE READING