Bio-mechanical and structural properties investigation for all-ceramic total disc replacement

The main idea of the project is to develop an all-ceramic Total Disc Replacement (TDR). To this end a numerical model of a whole-ceramic Total Disc Replacement (TDR) will be created and semi-automated structural optimization techniques will be used.  Aluminum oxide and silicon nitride based designs will be evaluated and initial validation tests of mechanical properties, including spinal simulator studies, will be performed in collaboration with other students in the network.

Back to NU-SPINE Network Members

Last modified: 2021-08-13