E W K Ng

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Publications (4)4.96 Total impact

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    Image Fusion, 01/2011; , ISBN: 978-953-307-679-9
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    ABSTRACT: Fluoronavigation is an image-guided technology which uses intra-operative fluoroscopic images taken under a real-time tracking system and registration to guide surgical procedures. With the skeleton and the instrument registered, guidance under an optical tracking system is possible, allowing fixation of the fracture and insertion of an implant. This technology helps to minimise exposure to x-rays, providing multiplanar views for monitoring and accurate positioning of implants. It allows real-time interactive quantitative data for decision-making and expands the application of minimally invasive surgery. In orthopaedic trauma its use can be further enhanced by combining newer imaging technologies such as intra-operative three-dimensional fluoroscopy and optical image guidance, new advances in software for fracture reduction, and new tracking mechanisms using electromagnetic technology. The major obstacles for general and wider applications are the inability to track individual fracture fragments, no navigated real-time fracture reduction, and the lack of an objective assessment method for cost-effectiveness. We believe that its application will go beyond the operating theatre and cover all aspects of patient management, from pre-operative planning to intra-operative guidance and postoperative rehabilitation.
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume 10/2010; 92(10):1332-7. · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Modern Computer Aided Design/Modeling (CAD/CAM) software allows complex surgical simulations, but it is often difficult to transfer and execute precisely the planned scenarios during actual operations. We describe a new method of integrating CAD/CAM surgical plans directly into a computer surgical navigation system, and demonstrate its use to guide three complex orthopaedic surgical procedures: a periacetabular osteotomy of a dysplastic hip, a corrective osteotomy of a post-traumatic tibial deformity, and a multi-planar resection of a distal femoral tumor followed by reconstruction with a CAD custom prosthesis.
    Computer Aided Surgery 08/2010; 15(4-6):65-74. · 1.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel technique of using both a navigation system and an endoscope in intra-lesional curettage of benign bone tumors enables safe and adequate tumor removal via a minimal access approach. We performed curettage of benign bone tumors in five consecutive patients (4 female, 1 male, mean age 31.4 years) using a commercial CT-based navigation system supplemented by visual guidance through a shoulder arthroscope. The bone defect was filled with bone cement in four patients and with artificial bone substitute in one patient. Mean follow-up time was 8.8 months (range: 7-12 months). Mean duration of surgery was 144 min (range: 120-165 min). Mean wound length of each portal site was 19.5 mm (range: 15-25 mm). All patients could achieve a full range of joint movement and walk unaided at 4 weeks post-surgery. No local recurrence was noted.
    Computer Aided Surgery 02/2010; 15(1-3):32-9. · 1.08 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

31 Citations
4.96 Total Impact Points


  • 2010
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
      • Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
      Hong Kong, Hong Kong