Description

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.

Key Features

· Related website provides the latest information on spine technology including articles and research papers on the latest technology and development. · Major technologies reviewed include devices used for fusion (screws, plates, rods, and cages), disc repair and augmentation, total disc replacement, and vertebral body repair and augmentation. · Technology landscape, review of published/public domain data currently available, and safety and efficacy of technology discussed in detail.

Readership

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123693907
Electronic ISBN:
9780080459370