Pressure mapping during total knee joint replacement surgery using a fibre optic pressure sensor.
Date of Issue2006
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Total knee joint replacement surgery is the only solution for thousands of patients each year who are severely afflicted by osteoarthritis. The knee joint, consisting of the femoral head, the tibial condyles and the patella, may be replaced by two or three prosthetic implants during a typical surgical procedure. A pressure-mapping sensor, that can check the alignment of the prostheses, can reduce the chances of an early revision surgery.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Control and instrumentation::Medical electronics
Nanyang Technological University