Kinematic study of cervical vertebrae adjacent to fixation procedures

J. H. Chang*, G. L. Chang, A. T. Hsu

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To provide kinematical information about contiguous level, a study was carried out to determined the effect of vertebrae adjacent fixation procedure. Thirty canines were used in this study. The 3rd and 6th cervical vertebrae were tested on static system. There were six specimens in each group. On group A, each canine received a sham operation. For group B, canine C4-5 discectomy was operated. For group C, the specimens were taken for C5-5 discectomy plus insertion of autologous iliac crest grafting. For groups D and E canines, the same procedures on group C were applied. Loading frame was gradually applied to the specimens. Overall, it was observed that when C4-C5 level was fixed, there were on compensations at C3-C4 and C5-C6 levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: 1999 Jun 161999 Jun 20


Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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