The use of physical biomodelling in complex spinal surgery
Izatt, Maree T., von Arx, Otto A. , Thorpe, Paul L. , Thompson, Robert G. , D'Urso, Paul S. , Adam, Clayton J., Earwaker, John W. , Labrom, Robert D. , & Askin, Geoffrey N. (2007) The use of physical biomodelling in complex spinal surgery. In British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2007, 25-28 September 2007, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Prior studies have suggested that biomodels enhance patient education, pre-operative planning and intra-operative stereotaxy, however the usefulness of biomodels compared to regular imaging modalities such as x-ray, CT and MR has not been quantified. (1) The aim of this study was to quantify surgeons’ perceptions on the usefulness of biomodels compared to standard visualisation modalities for pre-operative planning and intra-operative anatomical reference. Surgeons reported that the use of biomodels reduced operating times in 23 (89%) cases by a mean of 63 minutes per case (range 0–180mins) which included 8% (range 0-125mins) in tumour patients and 22% (range 30-180mins) in deformity procedures, and therefore surgical costs were often subsequently reduced despite the additional cost of the biomodel. In all cases, the surgeons reported the model had a positive effect on the outcome of the surgical procedure and that they would order a biomodel again should a similar case present. This study supports physical biomodelling as a useful, and sometimes essential tool in the armamentarium of imaging techniques used for complex spinal surgery.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Biomodelling, complex spinal surgery, pre, operative planning|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2008|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 04:43|
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