About this Research Topic
New technologies are required that directly address the high complication rate of screw loosening in traumatology and orthopedic surgery. Different approaches could be successful in achieving this aim:
- Computational analysis with the help of numerical models that allow patient-specific assessment of the screw-bone-interface to identify risk patients during preoperative planning.
- Novel screw trajectories such as individually optimized trajectories to improve screw-hold in the vertebral body.
- Innovative and novel implant designs that minimize the risk of loosening due to improved screw-hold.
The goal of this Research Topic is to stimulate leading research groups and to align global "research power“ to work towards answering the unsolved issue of screw loosening.
This Research Topic aims to attract Methods, Original Research, Brief Reports, and Review papers from worldwide specialists in the biomechanics of screw fixation. It will offer a unique collection of knowledge and discussions for the improvement of current techniques or the development of preoperative planning approaches for addressing one of the major complications in traumatology and orthopedic surgery. Experimental studies that have been performed to improve the understanding of the failure behavior during screw loosening are also welcomed.
Keywords: Screw Loosening, Screw-Bone-Interface, Screw stability, Traumatology, Orthopaedic Surgery
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