Orthopaedic surgery planning

  • US 20050054917A1
  • Filed: 09/24/2003
  • Published: 03/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of planning orthopaedic surgery, comprising:

  • providing a library of templates representing orthopaedic prostheses;

    displaying a patient image showing anatomical features that are relevant for the orthopaedic surgery being planned;

    scaling the patient image according to user input;

    displaying over the patient image a geometrical construct defined by a plurality of interrelated geometric parameters;

    allowing a user to reconfigure the geometrical construct by adjusting the geometric parameters according to the anatomical features of the underlying patient image; and

    selecting at least one template from the library in accordance with the geometric parameters set by the user.

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