Biomechanical evaluation of a novel cement formulation for vertebral augmentation

  • Tozzi, Gianluca (PI)

Project Details


Vertebroplasty is an effective surgery for relieving pain following vertebral body fractures. It
encompasses augmentation of the vertebra, through the injection of polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA),
to increase its strength and prevent further collapse. In this project a strontium-containing apatitic bone cement was optimized for injection in vertebral bone defects, providing sufficient strength to sustain primary fixation in mechanically competent bone-cement constructs.
Effective start/end date17/02/1431/07/14


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