Quantitative fit analysis of orthopedic bone plates : methods, criteria and approach

Harith, Hazreen, Malekani, Javad, Schmutz, Beat, Schuetz, Michael, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2013) Quantitative fit analysis of orthopedic bone plates : methods, criteria and approach. Journal of Biomimetics Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 18(2), pp. 1-4.

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Studies on quantitative fit analysis of precontoured fracture fixation plates emerged within the last few years and therefore, there is a wide research gap in this area. Quantitative fit assessment facilitates the measure of the gap between a fracture fixation plate and the underlying bone, and specifies the required plate fit criteria. For clinically meaningful fit assessment outcome, it is necessary to establish the appropriate criteria and parameter. The present paper studies this subject and recommends using multiple fit criteria and the maximum distance between the plate and underlying bone as fit parameter for clinically relevant outcome. We also propose the development of a software tool for automatic plate positioning and fit assessment for the purpose of implant design validation and optimization in an effort to provide better fitting implant that can assist proper fracture healing. The fundamental specifications of the software are discussed.

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ID Code: 69916
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Fracture fixation plate, 3D bone model, Fit assessment, Anatomical fit, Fit criteria, Automation
DOI: 10.4172/1662-100X.1000116
ISSN: 1662-100X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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