Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0003pp208 | Muscle, physical activity and bone | ECTS2014

A new functional test for the evaluation of the erector muscles of the spine: the Back Extensor Test (BET)

Pietrogrande Luca , Grion Luca , Raimondo Emanuela , Radaelli Giovanni

Vertebral fractures are one of the most common and disabling manifestation in osteoporosis. The relationship between bone mass and muscle strength has already been shown in the literature, but only a few studies argues the relationship between BMD and erector spinae muscles. Simple biomechanical considerations suggest that the loss of trunk muscle mass may contribute in vertebral fractures. In the literature, the Soerensen and isokinetic tests are often reported for t...

ba0001pp408 | Osteoporosis: treatment | ECTS2013

Vertebroplasty vs kyphoplasty in osteoporotic vertebral fractures: a finite element comparative analysis

Pietrogrande Luca , Ottardi Claudia , Barbera Luigi La , Raimondo Emanuela , Villa Tomaso

Introduction: Vertebroplasty (VP) and ballon kyphoplasty (BKP) are used in the treatment of the vertebral compression fractures (VCF), that usually result in a typical wedged deformation. It is still under debate which technique is the best, in terms of efficacy, costs, and safety, mainly about the risk of a adjacent new fractures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the biomechanical outcome of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty by a computational comparative analysis with finit...