Inexpensive bone cement substitute for vertebral cement augmentation training

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

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Abstract

Vertebral compression fractures are treated surgically for approximately 25 years. In percutaneous cement augmentation techniques bone cement is applied to a fractured vertebra under fluoroscopic evidence to stabilize the bone fragments. Complications due to leakage of the low viscosity bone cement are reported in 5 to 15% of all routine cases. During the intraoperative application of bone cement surgeons rely on visiohaptic feedback and hence need to be familiar with the cement’s rheology properties. Therefore, training is necessary. A hybrid simulator for cement augmentation training was developed but the usage of expensive real cement limits its purpose as a training modality. Twentythree inexpensive bone substitutes were developed and tested with the objective to mimic real bone cement. Cement application measurements were conducted and a mathematical model of the measurement setup was created. Compared with real bone cement, a cement substitute based on Technovit 3040 in combination with radical catchers and additional additives was identified as an appropriate substitute for cement augmentation training.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
Pages2202-2205
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781457702204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2016
Event38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Aug 201620 Aug 2016
http://embc.embs.org/2016/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2016-October
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16.08.201620.08.2016
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