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Geometry Driven Decision Support System for Knee Tumour Mega Endo-Prosthesis Components Selection

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K. Subburaj, P. Suresh, S. S. Anasane, B. Ravi

Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Mumbai, India

M. G. Agarwal

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Paper No. BioMed2008-38035, pp. 67-68; 2 pages
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 18–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4833-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3823-4
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


Modular endo-prostheses were introduced in 1980s with the intent of replacing custom made implants, which were criticized for lack of intra-operative flexibility, and high lead time and cost [1]. A typical modular prosthesis set may have as many as 200 components, making it difficult to select the right set of components in intra operative stage. An automated prosthesis selection methodology to limit the choice of prosthesis components with a qualitative tag such as: (1) ‘most suitable’, (2) ‘probably suitable’, and (3) ‘not suitable’, will greatly help the surgeons. This article describes a computer aided decision support system for selecting endo-prosthesis components driven by anatomical data of the patient. The methodology is explained with a case study of distal femur replacement.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Prostheses , Geometry , Tumors , Knee



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