- Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference
Volume 2005, 2005, Pages 416-418
Electrospun polyesterurethane membranes provide a substrate for skeletal muscle cell differentiation
Mantero, S., Riboldi, S.A., Mognol, P.A.A., Sampaolesi, , Simonet, M., Neuenschwander, P., Cossu, G.
- International Congress Series
Volume 1281, May 2005, Pages 708-712
Hip joint anatomy virtual and stereolithographic reconstruction for preoperative planning of total hip replacement
De Momi, E., Pavan, E., Motyl, B., Bandera, C., Frigo, C.
The purpose of the present work was to develop a tool for preoperatively planning the Total Hip Replacement (THR). Starting from the MR images, the 3D surface model of both the pelvis and the femur was built and the surgical operation was virtually performed. Data coming from gait analysis were added to visualize the physiologic movement of the hip joint. The resulting triangular mesh was sufficiently accurate to allow the building of the stereolithographic model of the joint by means of rapid prototyping technique. The plastic bones allow the user to have an enhanced vision of the surgical procedure to be performed.