Ortho-Expert: A Fuzzy Rule-Based Medical Expert System for Diagnosing Inflammatory Diseases of the Knee
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The proposed work is for the diagnosis of the inflammatory diseases of the knee joint. The main diseases which are discussed in this research under inflammatory diseases are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteonecrosis of the knee joint. The software used for this research is MATLAB, and fuzzy logic method is employed in it. Mamdani inference engine is used. All the input parameters required are consulted with the expert of Orthopaedic during the phase of knowledge acquisition. Survey method is used for the data collection, and various defuzzification methods are used to check the accuracy of the proposed system.
KeywordsFuzzy logic Inference engine Osteoarthritis Osteonecrosis Rheumatoid Defuzzification
The authors would like to acknowledge the expert Dr. Surjit Singh Dardi who is working as Orthopaedic Medical Officer at Sant Sarwan Dass Charitable hospital, kathar, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India, for his continuous support and constant effort for data collection, throughout the development, testing and validation of this proposed system.
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