Spine Technology Handbook

By

  • Steven Kurtz, Ph.D., Director, Implant Research Center and Associate Professor, Drexel University; Research Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Avram Edidin, Vice President, Research & Development, Kyphon Inc., Sunnyvale, CA Research Associate Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Over the past decade, there has been rapid growth in bioengineering applications in the field of spine implants. This book explains the technical foundation for understanding and expanding the field of spine implants, reviews the major established technologies related to spine implants, and provides reference material for developing and commercializing new spine implants. The editors, who have a track record of collaboration and editing technical books, provide a unified approach to this topic in the most comprehensive and useful book to date.
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Audience

Engineers, technicians, researchers dealing with biomaterials, biomedical engineering students

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2006
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369390-7


Table of Contents

Overview of Spine; Intro to Properties of Materials and Synthetic Biomaterials Used in the Spine; Structure & Properties of Soft Tissues in the Spine; Structure & Properties of Trabecular Bone in the Spine; Muscular Actuation and Biomechanics of the Spine; Spine Disorders: Implications for Bioengineers; Fusion: Rods, Plates, Screws, and Cages; Performance of Rods, Plates, Screws and Cages; Biologics to Promote Spine Fusion; Disc Repair & Augmentation; Total Disc Replacement; Vertebral Compression Fracture Augmentation; Standard Test Methods for Spine Implants; Advanced Finite Element Analysis in Preclinical Assessment of Spine Technology; Regulatory Approval Process