In vivo strain measurements from hardware and lamina during spine fusion.

@article{Szivek2005InVS,
  title={In vivo strain measurements from hardware and lamina during spine fusion.},
  author={John A. Szivek and Rolando F. Roberto and David S. Margolis},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2005},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={243-50}
}
Currently, spine fusion is determined using radiography and clinical evaluation. There are discrepancies between radiographic evidence and direct measurements of fusion, such as operative exploration and biomechanical or histological measurements. In order to facilitate the rapid return of patients to normal activities, a monitoring technique to accurately detect fusion in vivo and to prevent overload during the postoperative period would be useful. The objectives of this study were to develop… CONTINUE READING

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