Orthopaedic planning and assessment
Computer-assisted fracture reduction planning
Bone fractures may require surgical management. Specific types of fracture, particularly those of the acetabulum, present a technical challenge to the surgeon, owing to very limited access to the injured bone. We are investigating methods to perform the surgery minimally invasively, which has the advantages of reduced blood loss, decreased infection risk and shorter hospital stay.
We are currently focusing on the pre-operative planning of these operations. We are developing techniques to plan the reduction using statistical shape models.
- Assessment of the quality of implantation of joint replacements
- Conventional methods perform poorly when compared to new robotic and navigated techniques