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Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. March 2011, 5(1): 011005.
Published Online: March 8, 2011
... ranges and replicated normal stress/strain dynamics. No mechanical or functional failures occurred within the loads and ROM experienced by the human disc. Fatigue testing of the worst case VTDR device size demonstrated a fatigue life of 50 years of simulated walking and 240 years of simulated significant...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Med. Devices. March 2008, 2(1): 014502.
Published Online: March 18, 2008
...David Spenciner, Sc.M.; Jared W. Walkenhorst; Dennis Y. Lee; David Paller We are presenting a novel, non-biologic model of the healthy human annulus. This lumbar Total Disc Model (TDM) ideally would be both biofidelic and sufficiently robust to withstand long-term fatigue testing without breaking...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Med. Devices. March 2008, 2(1): 011003.
Published Online: March 7, 2008
... and the numbers of chewing cycles a human applies each day, the fatigue test may allow a prediction for the life of an implant or the number of years until failure. As with the data obtained, the four different methods produce results that differ greatly. A conservative estimate may be obtained by using...