Digital Technology Used in Orthopedics

  • Lin YanpingEmail author
  • Le Xie

Digital Technology Used in Orthopedics

Digital Technology Used in Orthopedic Surgery

Toward precise, minimally invasive, customized, and remote surgery is the four directions of clinical surgery in twenty-first century, and the trend exacerbates the need of digital technology. Orthopedic surgery is the fastest-growing application of digital technology and a complete digital system has been formed. This system mainly consists of these following parts:
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    Computer-assisted preoperative planning, including medical image processing, 3D modeling and editing, operative scheme design, and database interface.

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    Digital design and manufacture of surgical template and customized implant, including the design of the template and implant, 3D printing technology, and digital manufacturing.

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    Image-guided surgery, including the registration and real-time tracking of the instruments. The 3D models are registered to the patient during the operation in order to provide spatial navigation and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The National Center of Digitizational Manufacture TechniqueShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina

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