Docking of Surgical Guides

Joost Mattheijer

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Malalignment of implant components is a root cause for knee prosthesis failure. Patient Specific Surgical Guides (PSSGs) are used to improve the postoperative position of the implant relative to a preoperative planned position. The PSSGs are tailor made to match the patient’s bony anatomy and align drill holes and saw slots relative to the bone. However, correct PSSG alignment (and thus prosthesis alignment) is heavily dependent on the geometric fit with the matching anatomy. This thesis provides methods for preoperative optimization of the matched contact and intraoperative adjustments for improved alignment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Dankelman, J., Supervisor
  • Nelissen, R.G.H.H., Supervisor
Award date30 Oct 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-028-1758-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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