The London Spine Unit : top spinal centre in UKPublished articlePatient variation affects the outcomes of a range of spinal interventions, from disc replacement to vertebral fixation and vertebroplasty. Statistical Shape and Appearance Modelling (SSAM) can be used to describe anatomical variation and pathological differences within the population. To better understand how bone density and shape variation affect load transfer with respect to surgical treatments, Finite Element (FE) models can be generated from a SSAM. The aim for this study is to understand…Lumbar Disc Replacement Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UK
Keywords: Finite element; Shape model; Spine; Statistical shape and appearance model; Statistical shape model; Vertebra.
The London Spine Unit : top spinal centre in UKRead the original publication: Using Statistical Shape and Appearance Modelling to characterise the 3D shape and material properties of human lumbar vertebrae: A proof of concept study