Marco Palanca

Marco Palanca
The University of Sheffield | Sheffield · Department of Oncology and Metabolism

PhD

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Pathologies such as cancer metastasis and osteoporosis strongly affect the mechanical properties of the vertebral bone and increase the risk of fragility fractures. The prediction of the fracture risk with a patient-specific model, directly generated from the diagnostic images of the patient, could help the clinician in the choice of the correct th...
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The evaluation of the local mechanical behavior as a result of metastatic lesions is fundamental for the characterization of the mechanical competence of metastatic vertebrae. Micro finite element (microFE) models have the potential of addressing this challenge through laboratory studies but their predictions of local deformation due to the complex...
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The mechanical consequences of osteophytes are not completely clear. We aimed to understand whether and how the presence of an osteophyte perturbs strain distribution in the neighboring bone. The scope of this study was to evaluate the mechanical behavior induced by the osteophytes using full-field surface strain analysis in different loading confi...
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Knowledge of the mechanics and mechanistic reasons inducing rib fracture is fundamental for forensic investigations and for the design of implants and cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices. A mechanical rationale to explain the different rib mechanisms of failure is still a challenge. The aim of this work was to experimentally characterize human ri...
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The spine is the first site for incidence of bone metastasis. Thus, the vertebrae have a high potential risk of being weakened by metastatic tissues. The evaluation of strength of the bone affected by the presence of metastases is fundamental to assess the fracture risk. This work proposes a robust method to evaluate the variations of strain distri...
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Background Bone metastases may lead to spine instability and increase the risk of fracture. Scoring systems are available to assess critical metastases, but they lack specificity, and provide uncertain indications over a wide range, where most cases fall. The aim of this work was to use a novel biomechanical approach to evaluate the effect of lesio...
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Abstract Rib fractures represent a common injury type due to blunt chest trauma, affecting hospital stay and mortality especially in elderly patients. Factors promoting rib fragility, however, are little investigated. The purpose of this in vitro study was to explore potential determinants of human rib fragility in the elderly. 89 ribs from 13 huma...
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Pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) is an invasive surgical technique allowing the restoration of a well-balanced sagittal profile, however, the risks of pseudarthrosis and instrumentation breakage are still high. Literature studied primary stability and posterior instrumentation loads, neglecting the load shared by the anterior column, which is fu...
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We hypothesize that variations of body anthro-pometry, conjointly with the bone strength, determine the risk of hip fracture. To test the hypothesis, we compared, in a simulated sideways fall, the hip impact energy to the energy needed to fracture the femur. Ten femurs from elderly donors were tested using a novel drop-tower protocol for replicatin...
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In this study the multi-scale hierarchical structure of the β-chitin matrix from squid pen of Loligo vulgaris was used as substrate to synthesize new bio-inspired materials. Aiming to mimic the byssus peculiar mechanical properties, we chemically functionalized the β-chitin matrix with catechols, one of the main functional groups of the byssus. The...
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Patients spend months between the primary spinal tumor diagnosis and the surgical treatment, due to the need for performing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. During this period, they are exposed to an unknown risk of fracture. The aim of this study was to assess if it is possible to measure the mechanical strain in vertebrae affected by primary tum...
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Percutaneous Cement Discoplasty has recently been developed to relieve pain in highly degenerated intervertebral discs presenting a vacuum phenomenon in patients that cannot undergo major surgery. Little is currently known about the biomechanical effects of discoplasty. This study aimed at investigating the feasibility of modelling empty discs and...
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The role of the ligaments is fundamental in determining the spine biomechanics in physiological and pathological conditions. The anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) is fundamental in constraining motions especially in the sagittal plane. The ALL also confines the intervertebral discs, preventing herniation. The specific contribution of the ALL has...
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While the non-linear behavior of spine segments has been extensively investigated in the past, the behavior of the Anterior Longitudinal Ligament (ALL) and its contribution during flexion and extension has never been studied considering the spine as a whole. The aims of the present study were to exploit Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to: (I) chara...
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Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) is used to measure internal displacements and strains in bone. Recent studies have shown that synchrotron radiation micro-computed tomography (SR-microCT) can improve the accuracy and precision of DVC. However, only zero-strain or virtually-moved test have been used to quantify the DVC uncertainties, leading to pote...
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Metastatic lesions of the vertebra are associated with risk of fracture, which can be disabling and life-threatening. In the literature, attempts are found to identify the parameters that reduce the strength of a metastatic vertebra leading to spine instability. However, a number of controversial issues remain. Our aim was to quantify how the strai...
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The biomechanics of the spine is experimentally assessed in terms of range of motion and overall stiffness. Quantification of the surface strain distribution is currently limited either to the vertebrae or the discs, whereas a full-field approach to measure the strain distribution in a multi-vertebra segment is currently missing. The aim of this wo...
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Accurate measurement of local strain in heterogeneous and anisotropic bone tissue is fundamental to understand the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, to evaluate the effect of interventions from preclinical studies, and to optimize the design and delivery of biomaterials. Digital volume correlation (DVC) can be used to measure the three-d...
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Introduction: The spine deserves careful biomechanical investigation, because of the different types of degeneration deriving from daily stress, trauma, and hard and soft tissue pathologies. Many biomechanical studies evaluated the range of motion, structural stiffness of spine segments under different loading conditions, without addressing the str...
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The spine is a complex structure of the human skeleton only partially explored. In the literature, a series of works defined the ranges of motion, the stiffness, the applied loads of physiological, pathological and instrumented spines. The strains instead were evaluated only on vertebrae or intervertebral discs separately. A procedure to study the...
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Understanding bone mechanics at different hierarchical levels is fundamental to improve preclinical and clinical assessments of bone strength. Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) is the only experimental measurement technique used for measuring local displacements and calculating local strains within bones. To date, its combination with laboratory sou...
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Combination of micro-focus computed tomography (micro-CT) in conjunction with in situ mechanical testing and digital volume correlation (DVC) can be used to access the internal deformation of materials and structures. DVC has been exploited over the past decade to measure complex deformation fields within biological tissues and bone-biomaterial sys...
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Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) has become popular for measuring the strain distribution inside bone structures. A number of methodological questions are still open: the reliability of DVC to investigate augmented bone tissue, the variability of the errors between different specimens of the same type, the distribution of measurement errors inside...
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The strain distribution in vertebral body has been measured in vitro in the elastic regime, but only on the bone surface by means of strain gauges and digital image correlation. Digital volume correlation (DVC) based on micro-CT images allowed measurements of the internal strain distribution in bone at both tissue (trabecular and cortical bone) and...
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Due to its complexity (combination of hard and soft tissue) , the spine was, generally, studied in terms of strength, stiffness, range-of-motion but the strain distribution was never investigated on the spine segments including vertebrae and discs[1]. Recently the improving of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) allowed exploring the strain field on su...
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This paper offers an overview of the potentialities and limitations of digital image correlation (DIC) as a technique for measuring displacements and strain in biomechanical applications. This review is mainly intended for biomechanists who are not yet familiar with DIC. This review includes over 150 papers and covers different dimensional scales,...
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Digital image correlation (DIC) is being introduced to the biomechanical field. However, as DIC relies on a number of major assumptions, it requires a careful optimization in order to obtain accurate and precise results. The first step was the preparation of the speckle pattern by an airbrush spray gun following a factorial design to explore the di...
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Different Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) approaches are currently available or under development for bone tissue micromechanics. The aim of this study was to compare accuracy and precision errors of three DVC approaches for a particular 3D zero-strain condition. Trabecular and cortical bone specimens were repeatedly scanned with a micro-CT. The e...

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