Reinventing Bone Surgery

From Planning to Execution of a Hard-Tissue Cut
  • Philippe CattinEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)


Cutting bones is one of the oldest medical procedures performed to human patients. Thanks to the high mineral content of bone we have archaeological evidence of skull trepanation dating back more than 10.000 years. Despite the rapid development of surgical instruments over the last 200 years, the fundamental mechanism of bone cutting has not changed ever since.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Medical Image Analysis & Navigation (CIAN) University of BaselBaselSchweiz

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