Date of Award
Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Chadd W. Clary
Casey A. Myers
Paul J. Rullkoetter
Matthew J. Rutherford
Anatomic measurements, Total hip arthroplasty, Virtual implantation
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries performed, in which the hip joint is reconstructed to improve functionality and decrease pain in the joint. Despite the success of these procedures, femoral stem misalignment remains an area that influences THA success. The relationship between the femoral stem geometry and implanted femoral stem size and orientation is underreported due to limitations in the collection of radiographic data used for clinical pre-operative templating. Furthermore, the influence of anatomic measurements on the direction and size of the femoral stem are not considered due to imaging technique and difficulties associated with reliably measuring, moreover are not reported. The overall goal was to develop a custom automated workflow to segment the intramedullary geometry and extract anatomic parameters from cadaveric femurs and to create an automated workflow for the implantation and evaluation of femoral stem positions.
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Mattei, Samuel, "A Virtual Method for Establishing Femoral Stem Position in Total Hip Arthroplasty" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2289.
Mechanical engineering, Biomechanics, Engineering