Lucas E. Ritacco

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Osteoarticular allograft transplantation is a popular treatment method in wide surgical resections with large defects. For this reason hospitals are building bone data banks. Performing the optimal allograft selection on bone banks is crucial to the surgical outcome and patient recovery. However, current approaches are very time consuming hindering an(More)
In this paper we present a new population-based method for the design of bone fixation plates. Standard pre-contoured plates are designed based on the mean shape of a certain population. We propose a computational process to design implants while reducing the amount of required intra-operative shaping, thus reducing the mechanical stresses applied to the(More)
Automatic scan planning for magnetic resonance imaging of the knee aims at defining an oriented bounding box around the knee joint from sparse scout images in order to choose the optimal field of view for the diagnostic images and limit acquisition time. We propose a fast and fully automatic method to perform this task based on the standard clinical scout(More)
Osteoarticular allograft is one possible treatment in wide surgical resections with large defects. Performing best osteoarticular allograft selection is of great relevance for optimal exploitation of the bone databank, good surgery outcome and patient’s recovery. Current approaches are, however, very time consuming hindering these points in practice. We(More)
Surgical precision in oncologic surgery is essential to achieve adequate margins in bone tumor resections. Three-dimensional preoperative planning and bone tumor resection by navigation have been introduced to orthopedic oncology in recent years. However, the accuracy of preoperative planning and navigation is unclear. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Structural bone allograft has been used in bone defect reconstruction during the last fifty years with acceptable results. However, allograft selection methods were based on 2-dimensional templates using X-rays. Thanks to preoperative planning platforms, three-dimensional (3D) CT-derived bone models were used to define size and shape comparison between host(More)
In recent years, computer-assisted surgery tools have become more versatile. Having access to a 3D printed model expands the possibility for surgeons to practice with the particular anatomy of a patient before surgery and improve their skills. Optical navigation is capable of guiding a surgeon according to a previously defined plan. These methods improve(More)
Difficulty in identification wall chest tumors lead to unnecessary wide resections. Optical navigation and preoperative virtual planning are assets for surgeries that require exactness and accuracy. These tools enable physicians to study real anatomy before surgery and to follow an established pathway during procedure ensuring effectiveness. The aim of this(More)
The use of three-dimensional preoperative planning and bone tumor resection guided by navigation has increased in the last ten years. However, no study to date, as far as we know, has directly provided evidence of accuracy of this method. The objective of this study was to describe a method capable of determining the accuracy of osteotomies performed for(More)
The aim of this work is to assess and analyze the discrepancies introduced in the reconstruction of an entire tumoral bone slice from multiple field acquisitions of a large microscopy slide. The reconstruction tends to preserve the original structural information and its error is estimated by comparing the reconstructed images of eight samples against(More)
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