Development of Trabecular Bone Surrogates for Kyphoplasty-Balloon Dilatation Training

Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fürst, Markus Samrykit, Michael Hess, Andreas Schrempf

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Abstract

Vertebral compression fractures can limit quality of life. Cement augmentation techniques show good results in attaining pain relief. Kyphoplasty enables a better restoration of vertebra height due to a dilatable balloon tamp, which is inflated in the fractured vertebra. Surgical training of vertebral cement augmentation techniques is currently performed on patients or specimens. To enable another training possibility for surgical residents, a new hybrid patient simulator was developed. Artificial vertebrae allocate a realistic haptic feedback during needle insertion. Based on these results, new polyurethane foam recipes were developed to either enable a realistic needle insertion as well as a balloon tamp dilatation. Needle insertion forces of the newly developed foams were compared against commercially available artificial trabecular bone material and balloon tamp dilatations were performed in manufactured materials. Based on the matching needle insertion forces, two suitable material compositions for needle insertion and balloon dilatation training were found. This investigation is considered as a prior study before evaluation on human specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
Pages5106-5109
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Mailand, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2015-November
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryItaly
CityMailand
Period25.08.201529.08.2015

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