MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering

Fixation in Osteoporotic Vertebrae (J.P. Klein)

 

Name:

Jean Paul Klein

Location:

Intern

Project:

Scoliosis Correction Systems

Supervisors:

Prof. dr. ir. G.J. Verkerke

Dr. ir. J.J. Homminga (contact)

Ir. M. Wessels

Ir. E.E.G. Hekman

Starting date:

28-04-2008

Jean Paul Klein

Presentations:

Colloquium

Spinal Fixation in Osteoporotic Vertebrae

Introduction

The goal of this assignment is to invent a new method of fixation for restoring vertebral fractures in patients with osteoporosis. Due to this disease these patients have experienced bone loss and therefore are more vulnerable for fractures. Because of this bone loss, it is difficult to get a good fixation between screws or cement and the bone.

Objectives

To create a new method or product to fixate vertebral fractures and to build a prototype.

Methods

Not available yet.

Further information

No further information.