A Computational/Experimental Platform for Investigating Three- Dimensional Puzzle Solving of Comminuted Articular Fractures

dc.contributor.author Thomas, Thaddeus
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Donald
dc.contributor.author Willis, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Liu, Pengcheng
dc.contributor.author Frank, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Marsh, J. Lawrence
dc.contributor.author Brown, Thomas
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-18T06:49:35.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:47:38Z
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dc.date.copyright Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Reconstructing highly comminuted articular fractures poses a difficult surgical challenge, akin to solving a complicated three-dimensional (3D) puzzle. Pre-operative planning using CT is critically important, given the desirability of less invasive surgical approaches. The goal of this work is to advance 3D puzzle solving methods toward use as a pre-operative tool for reconstructing these complex fractures. Methodology for generating typical fragmentation/dispersal patterns was developed. Five identical replicas of human distal tibia anatomy, were machined from blocks of high-density polyetherurethane foam (bone fragmentation surrogate), and were fractured using an instrumented drop tower. Pre- and post-fracture geometries were obtained using laser scans and CT. A semi-automatic virtual reconstruction computer program aligned fragment native (nonfracture) surfaces to a pre-fracture template. The tibias were precisely reconstructed with alignment accuracies ranging from 0.03-0.4mm. This novel technology has potential to significantly enhance surgical techniques for reconstructing comminuted intra-articular fractures, as illustrated for a representative clinical case.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article from <em>Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering </em>14 (2011): 263, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255841003762042">10.1080/10255841003762042</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Engineering
dc.subject.disciplines Systems Engineering
dc.title A Computational/Experimental Platform for Investigating Three- Dimensional Puzzle Solving of Comminuted Articular Fractures
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