Surgical Planning and Biomechanical Analysis of Bone Fractures

The surgical intervention of bone fractures has to be planned very carefully, especially for such a complex bone as the pelvic ring. Computer aided surgical planning is done before the actual surgery takes place and its main purpose is to gather more information about the dislocation of the bone fragments and to arrange the surgical implants to be inserted. With the help of finite element analysis even the biomechanical stability of the whole plan can be predicted. The talk will give an overview of the tasks of a surgical planning system, and present some results and case studies.