Biomechanical comparison of effects of the Dynesys and Coflex dynamic stabilization systems on range of motion and loading characteristics in the lumbar spine: a finite element study


Kulduk A., Altun N. S. , ŞENKÖYLÜ A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, vol.11, no.4, pp.400-405, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/rcs.1636
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.400-405
  • Keywords: Finite element modeling, dynamic stabilization, spinal column, Coflex, Dynesis, interspinous devices, DEVICES, FUSION

Abstract

Background The primary purpose of dynamic stabilization is to preserve the normal range of motion (ROM) by restricting abnormal movement in the spine. Our aim was to analyze the effects of two different dynamic stabilization systems using finite element modeling (FEM).