Clinically-based automatic implant fitting for shape optimization of fracture fixation plates

Harith, Hazreen Haizi (2014) Clinically-based automatic implant fitting for shape optimization of fracture fixation plates. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Complex bone contour and anatomical variations between individual bones complicate the process of deriving an implant shape that fits majority of the population. This thesis proposes an automatic fitting method for anatomically-precontoured plates based on clinical requirements, and investigated if 100% anatomical fit for a group of bone is achievable through manual bending of one plate shape. It was found that, for the plate used, 100% fit is impossible to achieve through manual bending alone. Rather, newly-developed shapes are also required to obtain anatomical fit in areas with more complex bone contour.

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ID Code: 76086
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Yarlagadda, Prasad, Schuetz, Michael, Gu, YuanTong, & Schmutz, Beat
Additional Information: Thesis embargoed until 8th of September 2016.
Keywords: anatomical variation, automatic alignment, fracture fixation, fit assessment, implant fit, tibia
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 02:50
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 05:54

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