Spine Surgery—Part I: Biomechanics, Materials, and 3-D Printing Technology: Surgical Perspective and Clinical Impact

Samuel H. Brill, Jee Ho Chong, Dongyoung Kim, Woojin Cho

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Abstract

Due to the prevalence of spine pathologies, biomechanical research has become essential in the clinical setting. Spinal stability is a requirement for the spine to achieve its biomechanical goals and therefore surgical intervention is often required to maintain a normal spine pathology. Interventions designed to promote spinal stability require various implants such as pedicle screws and interbody cages. The required hardware comes in different biomaterials which each have advantages and disadvantages based on their material and structural properties. 3D printing has been proposed as a method for accurate preoperative planning, patient and trainee education, intraoperative guidance systems, and intraoperative implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages209-229
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Volume18
ISSN (Print)2195-0644
ISSN (Electronic)2195-0652

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Elastic modulus
  • Glass ceramic
  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
  • Spinal surgery
  • Three-dimensional printing
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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