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The mechanics of decompressive craniectomy: Personalized simulations

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Decompressive craniectomy is a traditional but controversial surgical procedure that removes part of the skull to allow an injured and swollen brain to expand outward. Recent studies suggest that mechanical strain is associated with its undesired, high failure rates. However, the precise strain fields induced by the craniectomy are unknown. Here we create a personalized craniectomy model from magnetic resonance images to quantify the strains during a decompressive craniectomy using finite ele...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.cma.2016.08.011

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Weickenmeier, J More by this author
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St Catherines College
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Goriely, Alain
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Journal website
Volume:
314
Pages:
180-195
Publication date:
2016-08-29
Acceptance date:
2016-08-09
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ISSN:
0045-7825
Pubs id:
pubs:638698
URN:
uri:e41ec770-f31a-4ef3-aefb-e170300c888c
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e41ec770-f31a-4ef3-aefb-e170300c888c
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pubs:638698

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