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Use of computer assisted orthopedic surgery in pelvic and acetabular trauma

Author(s): Amr Abdelgawad | Ralitsa Akins | Enes M. Kanlic

Journal: Acta Medica Academica
ISSN 1840-1848

Volume: 40;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 166;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Pelvis | Fractures | Osteosynthesis | Computer navigation

Computer assisted orthopedic surgery (CAOS) is a recent concept inorthopedics. Its use in orthopedic trauma is becoming more popular.Pelvic and acetabular trauma is one of the applications where CAOScan play an important role to facilitate the surgery. In this review article, we provide an overview of the structure of CAOS with specialemphasis on its role in pelvic and acetabular trauma. Th e use of CAOShas many advantages in the field of orthopedic trauma, however, manyobstacles are still present that prevent its wide use.
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