The influence of the axial, antero-posterior and lateral positions of the center of rotation of a ball-and-socket disc prosthesis on the cervical spine biomechanics.

By London Spine

The influence of the axial, antero-posterior and lateral positions of the center of rotation of a ball-and-socket disc prosthesis on the cervical spine biomechanics.

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Jun;25(5):397-401

Authors: Galbusera F, Anasetti F, Bellini CM, Costa F, Fornari M

Previous studies documented the importance of the positioning and the design parameters of the prosthesis in determining the biomechanics of the implanted spine. However, a comprehensive biomechanical evaluation of the significance of these parameters is still lacking. Therefore, the paper is aimed to the quantification of their influence on the flexibility of the implanted spine and the force transmitted through the facet joints.

PMID: 20149505 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]