Development of a femoral template for computer-assisted tunnel placement in anatomical double-bundle ACL reconstruction
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SourceComputer Aided Surgery, 16, 1, (2011), pp. 11-21
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Computer Aided Surgery
SubjectDCN 2: Functional Neurogenomics NCEBP 3: Implementation Science; NCEBP 10: Human Movement & Fatigue
Femoral graft placement is an important factor in the success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. In addition to improving the accuracy of femoral tunnel placement, Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) can be used to determine the anatomic location. This is achieved by using a 3D femoral template which indicates the position of the anatomical ACL center based on endoscopically measurable landmarks. This study describes the development and application of this method. The template is generated through statistical shape analysis of the ACL insertion, with respect to the anteromedial (AM) and posterolateral (PL) bundles. The ligament insertion data, together with the osteocartilage edge on the lateral notch, were mapped onto a cylinder fitted to the intercondylar notch surface (n = 33). Anatomic variation, in terms of standard variation of the positions of the ligament centers in the template, was within 2.2 mm. The resulting template was programmed in a computer-assisted navigation system for ACL replacement and its accuracy and precision were determined on 31 femora. It was found that with the navigation system the AM and PL tunnels could be positioned with an accuracy of 2.5 mm relative to the anatomic insertion centers; the precision was 2.4 mm. This system consists of a template that can easily be implemented in 3D computer navigation software. Requiring no preoperative images and planning, the system provides adequate accuracy and precision to position the entrance of the femoral tunnels for anatomical single- or double-bundle ACL reconstruction.
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