Smart alignment tool for knee mosaicplasty surgery

Albert W. Brzeczko, Randal P. Goldberg, Russell H. Taylor, Peter Evans

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Abstract

The Smart Alignment Tool for Knee MosaicPlasty Surgery is a device that aids in aligning the MosaicPlasty harvesting chisel with the cartilage surface of the knee. In the standard arthroscopic procedure, the angle at which the graft is harvested and inserted is determined visually by the surgeon through a single endoscopic view. The ability of the surgeon to obtain and place these grafts in an orientation perpendicular to the cartilage surface determines, in large part, the efficacy of the procedure. By instrumenting the tool, the angle of the tool relative to the surface is fed back to the surgeon. Preliminary experiments show this greatly increases the accuracy and consistency of this task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2001 - 4th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsWiro J. Niessen, Max A. Viergever
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages599-605
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540426973, 9783540454687
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event4th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2001 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 14 2001Oct 17 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2208
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2001
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period10/14/0110/17/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Brzeczko, A. W., Goldberg, R. P., Taylor, R. H., & Evans, P. (2001). Smart alignment tool for knee mosaicplasty surgery. In W. J. Niessen, & M. A. Viergever (Eds.), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2001 - 4th International Conference, Proceedings (pp. 599-605). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2208). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45468-3_72