Guest Lecture: Dr. Andy Kohm 
Guest Lecture: Dr. Andy Kohm
by UC Berkeley / Lisa Pruitt
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Date Added: September 15, 2008

Lecture Description

(Mar 2nd) In this video lecture, Dr. Andy Kohm lectures on Spinal Implants and Kyphon.

Topics: Anatomy, spinal injury or deformity, clinical diagnosis, invertebral disc herniation, disc repair, non-repairable disc, disc replacement, fusions, spinal fusion, stabilizing implants, fusion failures, deformity correction, computer guided surgery, vertebral replacement, compression fracture, vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty vx Vertebroplasty, burst fracture, spinal biomechanics, instant axis of rotation, functional spinal units, effect of testing parameters, spine tester, compression plate, pedicle screw system, screw orientation and fixation, biomechanical testing, cadaver testing,

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Course Description

This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.


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