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Comparison Between Single Level and Bi-Level Dynamic Stabilization in Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Finite Element Study

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A. S. Khere, A. Kiapour, J. Jangra, V. K. Goel, A. Biyani, N. Ebrahim

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Paper No. SBC2007-176637, pp. 415-416; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2007-176637
From:
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Lumbar spondylolisthesis is an extension of spondylolysis in which breakage of the vertebrae occurs at the pars interarticularis causing the vertebrae to slip forward. Spondylolisthesis is seen in both younger and older populations with most lesions occurring at the L4-L5 or L5-S1 level. Although the forward slippage of the vertebra does not usually exceed 30% of the body’s anterior-posterior width, possible spinal stenosis and nerve impingement may lead to severe pain and other complications. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of single level and bi-level dynamic stabilization in reducing the spondylolisthesis. We used the finite element model for this purpose since it is not practical to procure specimens with spondylolisthesis for an experimental investigation.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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