Innovations in Fracture Reduction Computer-Assisted Surgery
Computer-aided surgery (CAS) systems provide the surgeon with a precise, more complete, and up-to-date view of the intraoperative situation. By incorporating real-time tracking of the location of instruments and anatomy, and their precise relation to preoperative and intraoperative images, the systems create a new modality akin to continuous imaging. The role of computerization in the treatment of trauma patients is not only to enhance the surgical options in the preplanning stage but also to shorten surgery, an advantage that could be crucial for patient morbidity in a trauma setup. From the different computer-aided surgery (CAS) systems, the main modality which has been adapted to trauma surgery is fluoroscopy-based navigation. In this chapter applications of fluoroscopy-based navigation in trauma surgery will be discussed.
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