Vertebroplasty: experimental characterization of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement spreading as a function of viscosity, bone porosity, and flow rate.

@article{Lffel2008VertebroplastyEC,
  title={Vertebroplasty: experimental characterization of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement spreading as a function of viscosity, bone porosity, and flow rate.},
  author={Mario L{\"o}ffel and Stephen J. Ferguson and L. L. Nolte and Jens Kowal},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={
          1352-9
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN This is an experimental study on an artificial vertebra model and human cadaveric spine. OBJECTIVE Characterization of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement distribution in the vertebral body as a function of cement viscosity, bone porosity, and injection speed. Identification of relevant parameters for improved cement flow predictability and leak prevention in vertebroplasty. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Vertebroplasty is an efficient procedure to treat vertebral fractures… CONTINUE READING
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