Virtual reality simulator for osteotomy and fusion involving the musculoskeletal system

Ming Shium Hsieh, Ming Dar Tsai, Wen Chien Chang

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In this study, the three-dimensional virtual reality simulation system described herein provides preoperative simulation to verify that the osteotomy and fusion procedures chosen to treat musculoskeletal defects are appropriate. The system also provides an excellent means of training surgeons in new operations without putting patients at risk, and may be especially useful for difficult surgical procedures often performed in orthopedics, craniofacial disease, or plastic and reconstructive surgery departments. The system can be used to teach intern and train resident doctors, and is a planning tool for visiting staff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Osteotomy and fusion
  • Surgery simulation
  • Teaching, training and planning
  • Three-dimensional environment
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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