An interactive system for kinematic analysis of artificial joint implants

M Sarojak, W Hoff, R Komistek, D Dennis
1999 Biomedical sciences instrumentation  
The objective of this project was to develop and test a software system for the kinematic analysis of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) implants. Using a supervised iterative optimization algorithm (simulated annealing), the system iteratively adjusts the pose of an implant model to maximize correlation between the model's pose and the pose of an actual implant in a x-ray image. A graphical user interface (GUI) was developed that provides visualization of the model-fitting process, and permits
more » ... n guidance for error correction. The resulting system was evaluated to determine its accuracy and repeatability. On synthetic images, the mean translational and rotational errors were found to be 0.005 mm and 0.0015 degrees, respectively. On in vitro images, the repeatability was found to be 0.15 mm of translation and 0.17 degrees of rotation. The outcome is a working joint-measurement software system and quantitative data to support comparison with other methods.
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