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Biomed Tech (Berl). 2002;47 Suppl 1 Pt 1:90-2.

Operation planning of correction osteotomies in 3D.

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Universitäten Mannheim/Heidelberg, Deutschland.


This paper discusses an operation planning system for correction osteotomies. It is based on 3D data obtained from CT/MR of the bone and it allows to perform a 3D planning. The physician can individually determine anatomical landmarks for measuring geometric parameters of the bone like length, angle and torsion angle. In a virtual scene he or she can set a single cut or can remove/insert a wedge, dissecting the bones. The bone parts can be rearranged in 3D space. Optimization routines allow that the physician only defines the position of the cut, the orientation of the cut plane, the rearrangement of the bone and the optimization for the maximal overlap of the cortical bone can be processed automatically. The system is currently in use at the Trauma department at the University of Ulm. A case study shows the results by applying this system.

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