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铁道科学与工程学报

JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Vol. 19    Special 1    September 2009

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Dynamic simulation of universal spacer in Dynesys dynamic stabilization system for human vertebra
Sung-Min KIM1, In-Chul YANG2, Seung-Yeol LEE3, Sung-Youn CHO4

1. Department of Medical Bio Engineering, College of Biosystem, Dongguk University, Seoul, 100-715, Korea;
2. Research Institute of Biotechnology, Dongguk University, Seoul, 100-715, Korea;
3. Department of Advanced Technology Fusion, Graduate School, Konkuk University, Seoul, 143-701, Korea;
4. Research and Development Center, U&I Corporation, Uijungbu, 480-050, Korea

Abstract:The aim of this study is to analyze the simulated behavior of universal spacer in Dynesys dynamic stabilization system inserted in human vertebra. Dynesys, so-called “Dynamic neutralization system for the spine”, dynamic stabilization system is a new concept in the surgical treatment of lower back pain recently. Universal spacer used as flexible material is to stabilize the spine and the material property of universal spacer is polycarbonate urethane. Universal spacer may apply different kinematic behaviors at implanted level in vertebra. Spinal range of motion(SROM) of inter-vertebra with installed Dynesys dynamic stabilization system was studied using Adams+LifeMOD as simulation software package. The vertebra model was set up to closely resemble the in-vivo conditions. Inter-vertebra rotations were measured by post processor of Adams and compared with the intact values. SROMs of the flexion, extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation of human virtual models were measured, where three spinal fixation systems such as rigid system, Dynesys system, and fused system were installed. As a result, the value of SROM is decreased in flexion-extension and lateral bending when the spinal fixation system is implanted. The movement of Dynesys system is similar to that of intact model by allowing the movement of lumbar. This means that the Dynesys system is proved to be safe and effective in the treatment of unstable spinal condition.

 

Key words: spinal fixation system; spine; spinal fusion; dynesys; lifeMOD

ISSN 1672-7029
CN 43-1423/U

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