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IN:Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1935 Fixation-Based Surgery: A New Technique For Distal
 

Summary: IN:Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1935
Fixation-Based Surgery: A New Technique For Distal
Radius Osteotomy
H. Croitoru R. E. Ellis C. F. Small D. R. Pichora
Computing and Information Science Mechanical Engineering Surgery
Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
contact: ellis@cs.queensu.ca
Abstract. Fixation-based surgery is a new technique for achieving difficult cor-
rections in some orthopedic procedures. The method is premised on using a fixa-
tion device, such as a fracture-fixation plate, during the alignment and distration
phases of an open-wedge osteotomy. The basic idea is similar to assembly of
manufactured components: pilot holes are drilled in the bone fragments, the fix-
ation plate is attached to one fragment and, when the fragment is moved, the
alignment has been achieved when the pilot holes in one fragment line up with
predetermined through holes in the fixation plate.
The method has been specifically developed to address osteotomy of the distal ra-
dius to correct a malunited fracture. The method has been validated in laboratory
studies. Clinical trials suggest that the method is no slower than the conventional
technique, there is almost no intraoperative X-ray exposure, and that exception-
ally large corrections can easily be achieved.

  

Source: Abolmaesumi, Purang - School of Computing, Queen's University (Kingston)

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences