The Establishment of Digital Orthopedics

  • G. X. Pei
  • Y. Z. Zhang

The Establishment of Digital Orthopedics

Since the 1970s, anatomy and clinical practice have greatly influenced the field of clinical medical research, resulting in the development of many new surgical methods. The simulation of surgical procedures has been used for clinical training, teaching, and operation design. Traditional clinical teaching is completely based on the two-dimensional plane, which can be intuitive. However, a three-dimensional dynamic display has been used recently, allowing visualization of the vascular tissue, nerve tissue, and anatomical structures.

“Visual Human Plan” (1989) first promoted the emergence and development of digital medical imaging using modern information technology in medical disciplines. This was a new frontier that had a far-reaching impact on the development of science and technology. Digital technology uses dynamic three-dimensional images to supplement traditional two-dimensional medical images. For example, a computed tomography (CT) image...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. X. Pei
    • 1
  • Y. Z. Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.The First Affiliated Hospital of Air Force Medical UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical UniversityHohhotChina

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