Design and implementation of deformation algorithms for computer assisted orthopedic surgery: application to virtual implant database and preliminary results
Fractures around the joints are more common cases in routine trauma surgery where the surgeons have to bend the osteosynthesis plates to fit geometrical boundaries of the specific patient. This is a complicated, time consuming, and technically demanding procedure. The average time for bending a single plate requires as long as twenty minutes. This paper presents the first trial to design and implement the deformation algorithms for computer assisted orthopedic surgery system to assist surgeons in this procedure. Our preliminary results are presented.