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Understanding the Patterns of Deformity of Wrist Fractures Using Computer Analysis

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Shai Luria*   Pages 194 - 200 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Computer modeling of the wrist has followed other fields in the search for descriptive methods to understand the biomechanics of injury. Using patient-specific 3D computer models, we may better understand the biomechanics of wrist fractures in order to plan better care. We may better estimate fracture morphology and stability and evaluate surgical indications, design more adequate or effective surgical approaches and develop novel methods of therapy. The purpose of this review is to question the actual advances made in the understanding of wrist fractures using computer models.

Keywords:

Wrist fracture, scaphoid fracture, finite element analysis, 3D computer model, wrist biomechanics, deformity.

Affiliation:

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew-University Medical Center, Kiryat Hadassah, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120

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