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Interactive visuo-haptic surgical planning tool for pelvic and acetabular fractures

J. Fornaro, M. Harders, M. Keel, B. Marincek, O. Trentz, G. Székely, and T. Frauenfelder
Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality


Treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures still poses a major challenge to trauma surgeons. We present a tool for intervention planning for such injuries using patient-specific models built from Computed Tomography data. The presented tool has three main parts: (1) the virtual reduction of the bone fragments, (2) the virtual adaptation of the osteosynthesis implants and (3) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for testing mechanical behavior of the resulting intervention plan. Our tool provides an intuitive visuo-hapic interface designed to be used by trauma surgeons. The type and size of the osteosynthesis material can be determined and measurements like distances and angles relative to landmarks can be taken. First results of prospectively planned interventions show an excellent correlation and a significant gain in operation time.

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  author = {J. Fornaro and M. Harders and M. Keel and B. Marincek and O. Trentz and G. Székely and and T. Frauenfelder},
  title = {Interactive visuo-haptic surgical planning tool for pelvic and acetabular fractures},
  booktitle = { Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality},
  year = {2008},
  pages = {123-125},
  keywords = {}