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University Children’s Hospital Basel
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The focus of the pediatric orthopedic research groups is the assessment and modeling of spinal and pelvic biomechanics and their implementation in new surgical strategies for the treatment of spinal deformities and pelvic tumors tailored to the individual patient’s anatomy and biomechanics.
In translational spine reasearch (Prof. Carol-C.Hasler), retrievement of in-vivo data on the stiffness of spinal segments and the creation of a patient-based finite element model of the deformed spine are the core activities. Thereby, the current surgical gold standard of multisegmental spinal fusion for scoliosis around puberty or growth promoting strategies based on incremental, half-yearly lengthening of implants (growing rods, VEPTR) shall be replaced by motion-preserving strategies. A cluster of subprojects aims at filling the existing lack of knowledge about the biomechanics of the growing, deformed spine and at providing new, motor-driven expandable implants and more functional spinal anchors in collaboration with a strong medtech industry partner.
The limp-preserving reconstruction of large pelvic defects after tumor resection, particularly around the hip joint, is a big surgical challenge. Although it is a viable alternative to high amputation or arthrodesis, it is prone to complications (infection, loosening) and loss of function. One of the main reasons is the application of inappropriate "off-the-shelf" implants which do not reflect the patient’s individual 3D pelvic anatomy and biomechanics.
The orthopedic tumor group (PD Dr. Krieg) matches the patient’s anatomy to statistical pelvic shapes and a pelvic finite element model based upon multiple measurements of CT scans and biomechanical testing of cadaver pelvis. Moreover, these data enable an innovative industrial partner to create an individualized pelvic implant. Initial clinical applications of such titanium mesh grafts are promising in terms of anatomic fit, anchorage, biologic integration and patient rehabilitation.
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