An Approach to Modelling of Personalized Bone Grafts Based on Advanced Technologies

I. Budak, S. Mirkovic, M. Sokac
2016 International Journal of Simulation Modelling  
Personalized bone grafts are one of the best examples of the latest achievements in the biomedical engineering. In the area of maxillofacial bone tissue reconstruction or jaw bone augmentation, their application has for some time been on the rise, and its ever increasing significance is driven by the growing technical support. One of the key segments is the bone graft modelling customized to suit patient's specific needs, since it greatly determines not only the future anatomic functionality
more » ... ic functionality but also the acceptance probability of the graft by the bone tissue. With the graft geometry importance in mind, presented in this paper is an approach to personalized bone graft modelling. The approach is based on application of modern computer-aided systems and methods, and enables efficient geometric design while minimizing the risk of errors during modelling and placement stages. Verification is based on a case study of a personalized bone graft designed for a patient requiring mandible augmentation.
doi:10.2507/ijsimm15(4)5.357 fatcat:xuogwevs4zd4vgsps5g2etq6da