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Title: Robotic-assisted internal fixation of femoral fractures
Authors: Bouazza-Marouf, Kaddour
Browbank, Ian
Hewit, James R.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing / © IMechE
Citation: BOUAZZA-MAROUF, K., BROWBANK, I. and HEWIT, J.R., 1995. Robotic-assisted internal fixation of femoral fractures. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 209 (H1), pp.51-58.
Abstract: Closed surgical techniques for the internal fixation of femoral fractures require orthopaedic surgeons to work in close proximity to X-rays. In addition to the occupational health risk this imposes, inexperienced surgeons often encounter great difficulty in achieving optimal positioning of fracture repair fixtures. A vision-guided robotic system has been proposed as a possible solution to these problems and an initial investigation involving two exemplar orthopaedic procedures has been undertaken. Robotic surgery assistance imposes rigorous safety-related design constraints, since the orthopaedic robot must operate in close proximity to the patient and operating staff. The design and implementation of a purpose-built robotic system for orthopaedic surgery assistance is described in this paper.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/PIME_PROC_1995_209_316_02
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14127
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/PIME_PROC_1995_209_316_02
ISSN: 0954-4119
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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