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Using finite element method in preoperative planning for wrist surgery

Gislason, M.K. and Nash, D.H. (2008) Using finite element method in preoperative planning for wrist surgery. In: Engineering the Upper Limb: Patient Specific Surgical Planning and Implementation, 2008-04-23 - 2008-04-24, London, UK.

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    The wrist has a wide variation of 'normal' anatomy, which may explain the discrepancy seen in success rates of some clinical procedures between patients with similar symptoms. Previously published finite element models of the wrist joint have been based on a single geometry and/or single loading condition which does not give a full representation of the spectrum of normal wrists. In this study, three finite element models of the wrist were created and used subject specific boundary conditions thus building a set of models which can be identified as a part of a larger population. Systematic variations in anatomy and bone position were studied and the effect they have on the general load transfer through the normal wrist joint. That information can prove to be important for future surgical planning on the wrist joint.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 20172
    Keywords: wrist joint, finite element method, preoperative planning, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Surgery, Physiology, Human anatomy, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Anatomy, Physiology (medical)
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Medicine > Surgery
    Science > Physiology
    Science > Human anatomy
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2010 13:57
    Last modified: 07 Sep 2014 00:13

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