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Application of a biomechanical finite element spine model to the vicious cycle scoliosis growth theory: evaluation of improved FEA geometry and material assignmentDownload
Scoliosis is defined as the abnormal three dimensional curvature of the spine with 80% of all cases being idiopathic in nature. If left unchecked, this condition can cause cardio-pulmonary complications and occasionally death. Currently, the most common method of treatment of scoliosis is through...
FEM Simulation of Non-Progressive Growth from Asymmetric Loading and Vicious Cycle Theory: Scoliosis Study Proof of ConceptDownload
Scoliosis affects about 1-3% of the adolescent population, with 80% of cases being idiopathic. There is currently a lack of understanding regarding the biomechanics of scoliosis, current treatment methods can be further improved with a greater understanding of scoliosis growth patterns. The...
This thesis presents the research and development of a novel procedure for creating a 3D image of the back using stereo digital 2D images. The procedure requires minimal user input and is intuitive. The procedure is comprised of 3 stages – image data acquisition, image registration and image...
Quantification of the loads applied in biomedical applications has the potential to increase patient safety during surgical procedures and to improve the knowledge of the mechanical behavior of biological tissues. To capture the complexity of loads in biological systems, the acquisition of 3D...
EMG Measurement of the fatigability of paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosisDownload
This thesis aimed to address two separate questions, 1) Are current exercise approaches to scoliosis based on a strong foundation in the literature? And 2) Do the paraspinal muscles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) differ in endurance properties from controls? The first...
Electronic decision support systems have the potential to improve healthcare practices in many domains. This thesis investigates the use of data-driven decision support to help optimize brace treatment for children who have Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). AIS is a spinal deformity...
Schroth Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis – Reliability, A Randomized Controlled Trial and Clinical SignificanceDownload
Background and objectives In America, care recommendations for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) include observation, bracing, and surgery. In Europe exercises are often prescribed. Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises have demonstrated promising results, but only in studies of...