In vitro biomechanics of cervical disc arthroplasty with the ProDisc-C total disc implant.

@article{Diangelo2004InVB,
  title={In vitro biomechanics of cervical disc arthroplasty with the ProDisc-C total disc implant.},
  author={Denis J Diangelo and Kevin T. Foley and Brian R Morrow and John S Schwab and Jung Song and John W. German and E. C. Blair},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={E7}
}
An in vitro biomechanical study was conducted to compare the effects of disc arthroplasty and anterior cervical fusion on cervical spine biomechanics in a multilevel human cadaveric model. Three spine conditions were studied: harvested, single-level cervical disc arthroplasty, and single-level fusion. A programmable testing apparatus was used that replicated physiological flexion/extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation. Measurements included vertebral motion, applied load, and bending… CONTINUE READING