Biomechanical assessment of vertebrae with lytic metastases with subject-specific finite element models

The assessment of risk of vertebral fracture in patients with lytic metastases is challenging, due to the complexity in understanding their impact on the vertebral strength. Currently surgeons have to decide whether to fix the spine with implants or not, just based on their experience and on qualitative scoring systems such as the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS...
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