Cross-sectional image guided Ilizarov frame positioning for the surgery planning of lower extremity deformity correction

Hong Lin, Johh G. Birch, Mikhail L. Samchukov

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Abstract

A Windows based interactive graphical computer program is developed to provide a vision of positioning the Ilizarov frames for lower extremity deformity correction surgery. The program retrieves the preoperative planning data created from our LegPerfect TM program and plots the planning results on the screen, see Figure 1. At the same time, it loads pre-obtained cross-sectional image at the level of selected ring position. The selected ring is overlaid on this image centered on the approximated bone axis. User can work on this graphical environment to move the ring on top of the cross-sectional image and install the wires on the ring. Together with our preoperative planning program, this program can give better vision on how to accomplish the optimal ring and wire positioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages767-769
Number of pages3
Volume2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1997Nov 2 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 19th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period10/30/9711/2/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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