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Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  Volume 2, Number 4, December 2015 , pages 237-248

Selection of polymer material in the design optimization of a new dynamic spinal implant
Lucie Monède-Hocquard, Michel Mesnard, Antonio Ramos and Olivier Gille

    \"Dynamic stabilization\" systems have been developed in recent years to treat degenerative disorders of the spinal column. In contrast to arthrodesis (fusion), the aim here is to conserve intervertebral mobility to maximize comfort. When developing innovative concepts, many mechanical tests need to be carried out in order to validate the different technological solutions. The present study focuses on the B Dyn
Key Words
    design optimization; elastomers; mechanical behavior; mechanical tests; spinal implant
Lucie Monède-Hocquard, Michel Mesnard: University Bordeaux, I2M, CNRS UMR 5295, F-33405 Talence, France

Lucie Monède-Hocquard: Société S14 Implants, Pessac, France

Antonio Ramos: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Pt-3810-197 Aveiro, Portugal

Olivier Gille: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service Orthopédie, F-33000 Bordeaux, France

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