Fit optimisation of a distal medial tibia plate

Schmutz, Beat, Wullschleger, Martin E., Noser, Hansrudi, Barry, Mark, Meek, John and Schutz, Michael A. (2011) Fit optimisation of a distal medial tibia plate. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 14 4: 359-364. doi:10.1080/10255842.2010.482044

Author Schmutz, Beat
Wullschleger, Martin E.
Noser, Hansrudi
Barry, Mark
Meek, John
Schutz, Michael A.
Title Fit optimisation of a distal medial tibia plate
Journal name Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1025-5842
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10255842.2010.482044
Volume 14
Issue 4
Start page 359
End page 364
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract An iterative method for the fit optimisation of a pre-contoured fracture fixation plate for a given bone data set is presented. Both plate shape optimisation and plate fit quantification are conducted in a virtual environment utilising computer graphical methods and 3D bone and plate models. Two optimised shapes of the undersurface of an existing distal medial tibia plate were generated based on a dataset of 45 3D bone models reconstructed from computed tomography image data of Japanese tibiae. The existing plate shape achieved an anatomical fit on 13% of tibiae from the dataset. Modified plate 1 achieved an anatomical fit for 42% and modified plate 2 a fit for 67% of the bones. If either modified plate 1 or plate 2 is used, then the anatomical fit can be increased to 82% for the same dataset. Issues pertaining to any further improvement in plate fit/shape are discussed.
Keyword 3D models
Plate fit
Fit optimisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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