Automated fit assessment of intramedullary nail designs during insertion

Amarathunga Arachchige, Jayani Prithimala (2015) Automated fit assessment of intramedullary nail designs during insertion. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Modern intramedullary nails, which are utilised for the treatment of bone fractures, need to be designed to fit the anatomy of the patient population. Traditional and recent semi-automated approaches for quantifying the anatomical fit between bones and nail designs suffer from various drawbacks. This thesis proposed an automated comprehensive nail design validation method. The developed software tool was utilised to quantify the anatomical fit of four commercial nail designs. Furthermore, the thesis demonstrated the existence of a bone-nail specific nail entry point. The developed method is of great benefit for the implant manufacturing industry as a nail design validation tool.

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ID Code: 87813
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Schmutz, Beat, Yarlagadda, Prasad, & Schuetz, Michael
Additional Information: The Faculty has embargoed this thesis until the 29th August 2017.
Keywords: Anatomically shaped implants, Automation, Fit quantification, Tibia, Femur, Intramedullary nails, 3D models
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: 16 Feb 2016 00:46
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 00:48

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