Biomechanical Study of Lumbar Spinal Fixation Device
This article is focused on computational modeling of an interaction of malleable lumbar spine fixation device with ambient bone tissue focusing on solving problems of clinical practise. It describes creation of computational model including model of geometry, materials, loads and constraints. There is a comparative stress strain analysis of spinal segment after fixation device application with its physiological state. Computations are performed with use of FEM method. To simulate natural way of loading we used the compression of motional spinal segment. Results show the difference between the system including intervertebral disc in between vertebras and the system with applied lumbar spinal fixation device.
F. Manek et al., "Biomechanical Study of Lumbar Spinal Fixation Device", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 232, pp. 142-146, 2012