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Sensors 2008, 8(9), 5897-5926; doi:10.3390/s8095897

Structural Simulation of a Bone-Prosthesis System of the Knee Joint

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Fraunhofer Institut f¨ur Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik Str¨omungs- und Materialsimulation, Fraunhofer-Platz 1, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universit`a di Catania, viale A. Doria, 6, I-95125 Catania, Italy
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Received: 14 July 2008 / Revised: 19 September 2008 / Accepted: 22 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Images Processing)

Abstract

In surgical knee replacement, the damaged knee joint is replaced with artificial prostheses. An accurate clinical evaluation must be carried out before applying knee prostheses to ensure optimal outcome from surgical operations and to reduce the probability of having long-term problems. Useful information can be inferred from estimates of the stress acting onto the bone-prosthesis system of the knee joint. This information can be exploited to tailor the prosthesis to the patient’s anatomy. We present a compound system for pre-operative surgical planning based on structural simulation of the bone-prosthesis system, exploiting patient-specific data. View Full-Text
Keywords: Medical Imaging; diagnostic systems; 3D segmentation; FEM; stress simulation Medical Imaging; diagnostic systems; 3D segmentation; FEM; stress simulation
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Andrä, H.; Battiato, S.; Bilotta, G.; Farinella, G.M.; Impoco, G.; Orlik, J.; Russo, G.; Zemitis, A. Structural Simulation of a Bone-Prosthesis System of the Knee Joint. Sensors 2008, 8, 5897-5926.

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