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Computer Simulation Techniques in Giant Cell Tumor Curettage and Defect Reconstruction
March-April 2013 (vol. 15 no. 2)
pp. 21-26
Jihui Li, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Felasfa Wodajo, Virginia Hospital Center
Mark Theiss, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Michelle Kew, University of Virginia Medical School
Alison Jarmas, Cornell University
Giant cell tumors (GCT) are often treated with curettage followed by defect reconstruction. In this study, curettage of a femoral GCT was simulated on a patient-specific computer model, and the defective femur was converted to a plastic prototype to guide onsite GCT curettage. Three reconstruction methods were simulated to achieve an optimal surgical plan.
Index Terms:
Surgery,Computational modeling,Tumors,Bones,Solid modeling,Computational modeling,Image reconstruction,Medical simulation,Scientific computing,GCT,giant cell tumor,defect reconstruction,computer simulation,scientific computing
Citation:
Jihui Li, Felasfa Wodajo, Mark Theiss, Michelle Kew, Alison Jarmas, "Computer Simulation Techniques in Giant Cell Tumor Curettage and Defect Reconstruction," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 21-26, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2012.130
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