The use of a reconstructed three-dimensional solid model from CT to aid the surgical management of a total knee arthroplasty: a case study
journal contributionposted on 2014-04-09, 13:27 authored by R.J. Minns, Richard BibbRichard Bibb, R. Banks, R.A. Sutton
The use of a rapid prototyping method was utilised to produce a pre-operative solid model of the proximal tibia in a patient with a massive defect of the medial tibial plateau. The solid model was reconstructed from aligned sequential CT images of the knee. This was then used to determine the level of bone resection of the proximal tibia for the optimum placement of the tibial component of a total knee replacement. This technique gives the surgeon both the three-dimensional anatomical information needed to ascertain whether there is adequate bony support after cutting for the prosthesis, as well as a solid model on which to carry out the proposed surgery, before undertaking the procedure on the patient.
CitationMINNS, R.J. ... et al, 2003. The use of a reconstructed three-dimensional solid model from CT to aid the surgical management of a total knee arthroplasty: a case study. Medical Engineering & Physics, 25 (6), pp.523-526.
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NotesThis is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Medical Engineering & Physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1350-4533(03)00050-X