Method of and system for planning a surgery

  • US 20090043556A1
  • Filed: 08/06/2008
  • Published: 02/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for assessing a fit of a femoral implant to a distal end of a femur in a selected orientation prior to resecting the femur, wherein the system comprises:

  • means for obtaining pre-defined form factor information for plurality of femoral implants;

    means for obtaining surface shape information of the distal end of the femur;

    means for automatically performing a virtual fit assessment of each possible incremental position of a predefined set of incremental positions for each size implant to be considered prior to resecting the femur; and

    means for selecting an optimal implant size and position from the virtual fit assessments.

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