Spine Technology Handbook

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Elsevier, 24 sie 2006 - 560
Over the past decade, there has been rapid growth in bioengineering applications in the field of spine implants. Spine Technology Handbook 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.
  • 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

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The Basic Tools and Terminology of Spine Treatment
Synthetic Biomaterials for Spinal Applications
Structure and Properties of Soft Tissues in the Spine
Biomechanics of Vertebral Bone
Musculature Actuation and Biomechanics of the Spine
Spine Disorders Implications for Bioengineers
Historical Review of Spinal Instrumentation for Fusion Rods Plates Screws and Cages
Clinical Performance of Rods Plates Screws and Cages
Nucleus Replacement of the Intervertebral Disc
Total Disc Arthroplasty
Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatments
Standard Test Methods for Spine Implants
Finite Element Modeling of the Spine
FDA Regulation of Spinal Implants
Economics and Reimbursement for Spine Technologies

Biologics to Promote Spinal Fusion

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Informacje o autorze (2006)

Dr. Kurtz has been researching ultra-high molecular weight polyehtylene(UHMWPE) for use in orthopedics for over 10 years. He has published dozens of papers and several book chapters related to UHMWPE used in joint replacement. He has pioneered the development of new test methods for the material in orthopedics. Dr. Kurtz has authored national and international standards for medical upgrade UHMWPE.

As a principle engineer at Exponent, an international engineering and scientific consulting company, his research on UHMWPE is supported by several major orthopedic manufacturers. He has funding from the National Institutes for Health to stdy UHMWPE changes after implanatation in the body, as well as to develop new computer-based tools to predict the performance of new UHMWPE materials.

Dr. Kurtz is the Director of an orthopedic implant retrieval program in Philadelphia which is affiliated with Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University. He teaches classes on the performance of orthopedic polymers (including UHMWPE) at Drexel, Temple, and Princeton Universities.

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