[Show abstract][Hide abstract] 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.
Full-text · Article · Aug 2010 · Computer Aided Surgery
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] 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.
Full-text · Article · Feb 2010 · Computer Aided Surgery