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Biomechanics Special Issue

Foreword, Biomechanics Special Issue

Boyle Cheng, PhD,1,2 Vijay Goel, PhD3

1Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Ohio

Fine grained osseointegrative coating improves biocompatibility of PEEK in heterotopic sheep model

Caroline M.F. Meers, DVM, PhD,1 Gino B.M. Verleye, PhD,2 Dirk Smeets, PhD,3 Hadewych Y.R. Van Hauwermeiren, DVM, MLAS,1 Dirk Loeckx, PhD,3 Karel Willems, MD,4 Vincent G.M.G.G.B. Siau, MSc,5 Philippe J.M.E. Lauweryns, MD, PhD6

1Medanex Clinic, Diest, Belgium, 2Social Sciences Department, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 3IcoMetrix, Leuven, Belgium, 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, AZ Delta, Roeselare, Belgium, 5Orthobion GmbH Konstanz, Germany, 6Department of Morphology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Measurement Performance of a Computer Assisted Vertebral Motion Analysis System

Reginald J. Davis, MD,1 David C.Lee, MD,2 Chip Wade, PhD,3 Boyle Cheng, PhD4

1Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2Southern Neurologic and Spinal Institute, Hattiesburg MS, 3Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 4Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Effect of TLIF Cage Placement on In Vivo Kinematics

Alejandro D. Castellvi, MD,1 Shankar K. Thampi, BS,2  Daniel J. Cook, MS,1 Matthew S. Yeager, BS,1 Yuan Yao, MD,3 Qing Zou, MD,Donald M. Whiting, MD,1,2 Michael Y. Oh, MD,1,2 Edward R. Prostko, MD,1,2 Boyle C. Cheng, PhD1,2

1Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3No.117 Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army, Hangzhou, China