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Author Kinzle III, T.C. ♦ Stulberg, S.D. ♦ Peshkin, M. ♦ Quaid, A. ♦ Wu, C.-h.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Knee ♦ Surges ♦ Computed tomography ♦ Orbital robotics ♦ Bones ♦ Implants ♦ Surgery ♦ Computer graphics ♦ Computer displays ♦ Fixtures
Abstract An integrated system has been developed that allows the surgeon to more accurately place implant components during total knee surgery. A graphic computer displaying 3-D computed tomography (CT) data of the patient's knee is used to perform more informed and accurate preoperative planning. In the operating room, a robot and specially designed fixturing help the surgeon in performing the bone resections as determined in the preoperative plan. Crucial to the accuracy of this system is the rigid immobilization of the involved bones and the robot's ability to determine their exact locations in space. The rationale and an overview of this system are presented as well as a discussion of some of the technical issues that have arisen.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Orthopaedic Surg., Northwestern Univ. Med. Sch., Chicago, IL, USA (Kinzle, T.C., III; Stulberg, S.D.)
ISBN 0818634502
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-05-02
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 944.96 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 889
Ending Page 894


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library