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Selection of massive bone allografts using shape-matching 3-dimensional registration

By Laurent Paul, Pierre-Louis Docquier, Olivier Cartiaux, Olivier Cornu, Christian Delloye and Xavier Banse


Background and purpose Massive bone allografts are used when surgery causes large segmental defects. Shape-matching is the primary criterion for selection of an allograft. The current selection method, based on 2-dimensional template comparison, is inefficient for 3-dimensional complex bones. We have analyzed a 3-dimensional (3-D) registration method to match the anatomy of the allograft with that of the recipient

Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
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