Finite Element Analysis of Short- Versus Long-Segment Posterior Fixation for Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture

Basaran R., Efendioglu M., Kaksi M., Çelik T. , Mutlu İ. , Uçar M.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, cilt.128, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 128
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.05.077


OBJECTIVE: The thoracolumbar (TL) area marks the transition of the rigid thoracic spine into the mobile lumbar spine, and it is considered to be the weakest part of the spine. This study was designed to develop a finite element (FE) model of the TL junction (T9-L3) to provide data that could help the clinician and researcher to answer the question of whether short-segment posterior fixation is sufficient for biomechanical performance. In addition, the aim was to examine whether long-segment posterior fixation carries a greater risk of the development of adjacent segment disease.