7 March 2001 Optical-mechanical measurements of biomechanical characteristics of lumbar spines after application of various surgical fixation methods
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Proceedings Volume 4356, 12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417861
Event: 12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 2000, Velke Losiny, Czech Republic
Abstract
Special equipment was realized for measurement of biomechanical characteristics of samples of lower part of the spine that means the lumbar part L1-L5. The measuring was carried out on 3 spinal samples. At first on an intact spinal sample, on a destabilized spinal sample and on a stabilized spinal sample. The stabilization was carry out by cylindrical cages and fixation screws. Using force-meters each specimen was tested sequentially nondestructively in axial torsion, compression, flexion and extension and lateral bending. Stiffness of destabilized and stabilized samples were computed to that of intact spine. During straining and measurement of ht rigidity of the sample as a whole it is also necessary to observe the movement of individual parts of the sample. This movement is followed with the help of round targets connected to the appropriate vertebra to be observed. The detectional targets are lit with a lamp, in some cases with a laser, and are watched by two CCD cameras. An optical signal is brought into a computer and evaluated by the fast Fourier transformation method. The period and direction of interference fringes determine the size and the direction of the shift.
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Jiri Keprt, Jiri Keprt, Ludek Bartonek, Ludek Bartonek, Jiri Charamza, Jiri Charamza, Lumir Hrabalek, Lumir Hrabalek, } "Optical-mechanical measurements of biomechanical characteristics of lumbar spines after application of various surgical fixation methods", Proc. SPIE 4356, 12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (7 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417861; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417861
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