Research Regarding the Manufacturing through AM Technologies of an Implant for Cervical Disc Replacement

Cristina Stefana Miron-Borzan, Emilia Sabau, Mircea Mera, Petru Berce, N. Balc
2017 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Worldwide, accidents are one of the main causes of illness in developed and undeveloped socio-economic countries. Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies bring extremely useful and advantageous applications for the new neurosurgical procedures. Because the surgical insertion of devices for cervical disc replacement is very difficult, the development of new devices that can minimize these disadvantages, are needed. The aim of this paper was to improve the characteristics of an implant for
more » ... al intervertebral disc replacement, a model based on an existing implant. A cervical cage designed for stabilization and arthrodesis between the cervical vertebrae was analyzed. A new design of a cage that have some improvements, useful for patient safety, as well as for facilitating the surgery was developed. The new proposed design was verified through Fine Element Analysis.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201713702008 fatcat:grw3ackibbh6ho2vanq3aypgke