MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 137, 2017Modern Technologies in Manufacturing (MTeM 2017 - AMaTUC)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Additive Manufacturing and Non-Traditional Technologies|
|Published online||22 November 2017|
Research Regarding the Manufacturing through AM Technologies of an Implant for Cervical Disc Replacement
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Manufacturing Engineering Department, 103-105 Muncii Bvd. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worldwide, accidents are one of the main causes of illness in developed and undeveloped socio-economic countries. Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies bring extremely useful and advantageous applications for the new neurosurgical procedures. Because the surgical insertion of devices for cervical disc replacement is very difficult, the development of new devices that can minimize these disadvantages, are needed. The aim of this paper was to improve the characteristics of an implant for cervical intervertebral disc replacement, a model based on an existing implant. A cervical cage designed for stabilization and arthrodesis between the cervical vertebrae was analyzed. A new design of a cage that have some improvements, useful for patient safety, as well as for facilitating the surgery was developed. The new proposed design was verified through Fine Element Analysis.
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