Bone segmentation and osteotomies
When you load CT datasets, mediCAD® 3D runs the manual segmentation, which forms an important part of preoperative planning in hip endoprosthesis. Segmentation can be used to freely display certain areas of the bone in a high-resolution, three-dimensional image. Segmentation can be used, for example, to make the femur (the hip joint) more visible in order for example to determine the condition of the joint.
By setting a cutting area, you can carry out an osteotomy and move or rotate the areas to be resected as needed. All of the dimensions are automatically adapted too and therefore reflect the new situation once they have successfully been corrected.
In this way, various different scenarios can be simulated and tested out in order to achieve the best possible result for the patient.
In combination with manual segmentation, the femur can be cropped by inserting the resection line (osteotomy) and the ball of the hip can be removed.