Establishment of Virtual Orthopaedic Surgery System
For meeting the requirements of formulating a reasonable surgical planning by using PC before the orthopedic surgery, and for solving the problem that MIMICS cannot solve and post process biological tissue models, we present a new virtual orthopedic surgery system which can accurately predict the healing effects after analyzing the mechanical characteristics of biological tissue by combining finite element method with FEA software. According to the different operation plans formulate by orthopedic doctors, the different surgical results will be revealed from the virtual orthopedic surgery system by which the problem of choosing the best surgical procedure is solved and the functions of MIMICS is optimized. This paper introduces the overall structure, application platform, operating principle and major function modules of the virtual orthopedic surgery system, and then proves the practical applicability and reliability by an experiment.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
M. N. Wang and W. W. Xu, "Establishment of Virtual Orthopaedic Surgery System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4466-4470, 2012