Computer-aided planning of patellofemoral joint OA surgery: Developing physical models from patient MRI

  • Zohara A. Cohen
  • Denise M. McCarthy
  • Hrvoje Roglic
  • Jack H. Henry
  • William G. Rodkey
  • J. Richard Steadman
  • Van C. Mow
  • Gerard A. Ateshian
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1496)


Generally, the surgical procedures employed in the treatment of patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) aim, either explicitly or implicitly, to alter the biomechanics of the osteoarthritic joint (i.e., improve motion and load transmission characteristics). Because of the mechanical nature of some of these surgical objectives, they can be evaluated prior to and subsequent to surgery by using an appropriate patient-specific physical model of the patient’s PFJ, derived from 3D MRI data. This study describes the process by which such patient-specific physical models can be created using standard clinical imaging modalities.


Articular Cartilage Patellofemoral Joint Surgical Simulation Multibody Model Lateral Retinacular Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zohara A. Cohen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Denise M. McCarthy
    • 3
  • Hrvoje Roglic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jack H. Henry
    • 2
  • William G. Rodkey
    • 4
  • J. Richard Steadman
    • 4
  • Van C. Mow
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerard A. Ateshian
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew York
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryColumbia-Presbyterian Medical CenterNew York
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyColumbia-Presbyterian Medical CenterNew York
  4. 4.Steadman-Hawkin Sports Medicine FoundationVail

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