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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