Biomechanical Testing

Thanks to the updated laboratory, several biomechanical testing projects could already be realized for the benefit of industrial and clinical partners. For instance, the stability of a novel intervertebral cage for fusion of the canine cervical spine designed by the Vetsuisse faculty was evaluated in 4-point bending on a servo-hydraulic testing system. As another example, QCT-based finite element analyses of the L1 & L2 vertebral bodies and the proximal femur of postmenopausal women recruited in a prospective clinical fracture study were delivered to evaluate the efficacy of a novel anti-resorptive treatment for osteoporosis in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology.