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Modeling the Growth Plates in the Pediatric Knee: Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
  • Joseph Guarino, Boise State University
  • Stephen Tennyson, Boise State University
  • Y. Barrios, Boise State University
  • K. Shea, Boise State University
  • Ronald Pfeiffer, Boise State University
  • Michelle Sabick, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2004
Abstract

The authors develop 3-D models of the pediatric knee from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image files, with the goal of minimizing injury to the pediatric growth plate during surgery. Computerized tomography (CT) scans have better resolution and contrast between bone and soft tissue than MRI scans; however, surgeons rely upon MRI scans to plan knee-joint surgeries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Surgeons can use the virtual models to plan and verify surgical procedures such as hole drilling and ligament attachments, and to determine volume removed from a growth plate due to different drill-hole placements with various drill sizes.

Citation Information
Joseph Guarino, Stephen Tennyson, Y. Barrios, K. Shea, et al.. "Modeling the Growth Plates in the Pediatric Knee: Implications for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_sabick/18/