Development and design of a facet joint system

My PhD project focuses on the development of facet joint tribology, including the preliminary design of a facet joint system and its testing. In this work we are going to use joint simulators, microCT and SEM to determine tribological properties of the facet joints as well as their replacement prostheses. The development of facet joint prostheses will be a significant challenge due to the small size uncertainty in the kinematics parameters that characterise this joint's behaviour, leading to a need to design in an adversity range not observed in other joints.

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