Ten cadaveric cervical spines were used for the biomechanical comparison of modern anterior and posterior plate fixation of unstable cervical spine injuries. The stability provided by anterior plating, posterior plating, or combined fixation was studied using flexibility tests. Posterior plating achieved a more stable construct in C4-5 flexion-distraction injury and C5 burst fracture models than anterior plating. The advantage of using combined anterior and posterior plating was not significant although most rigid fixation was achieved by using the combined fixation in all loading modes.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Dallas, TX, USA|
Duration: 16 Nov 1997 → 21 Nov 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition|
|City||Dallas, TX, USA|
|Period||16/11/97 → 21/11/97|