Peter R. Krekel

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Pre-operative planning systems aid clinicians by giving insight into patient-specific issues before surgery is performed. The ability to perform a virtual shoulder replacement procedure enables the surgeon to explore the probable and plausible outcomes. Pre-operative planning software assists the surgeon in this complex decision-making process. In our(More)
INTRODUCTION Femoroacetabular impingement leads to limited hip motion, pain and progressive damage to the labrum. Assessment of the amount and location of excessive ossification can be difficult, and removal does not always lead to pain relief and an increase of function. One of the challenges ahead is to discover why certain cases have poor outcomes. (More)
Background Functional outcome in surgical treatment of Neer three-and four-part proximal humerus fractures (PHF) varies greatly and depends on multiple parameters. Important parameters are the amount and direction of displacement and the necessary reduction of fragments during surgery. These are patient-specific parameters and are difficult to determine(More)
PURPOSE Recurrent anterior shoulder instability after surgical treatment can be caused by bony defects. Several diagnostic tools have been designed to measure the extent of these bony lesions. Currently, there is no consensus which measurement tool to use and decide which type of surgery is most appropriate. We therefore performed an evaluation of agreement(More)
Shoulder joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is indicated in cases where arthritis or trauma has resulted in severe joint damage that in turn causes increased pain and decreased function. However , shoulder arthroplasty is less successful than hip and knee replacement, mostly due to the complexity of the shoulder joint and the resultant complexity of the(More)
PURPOSE Segmentation of rheumatoid joints from CT images is a complicated task. The pathological state of the joint results in a non-uniform density of the bone tissue, with holes and irregularities complicating the segmentation process. For the specific case of the shoulder joint, existing segmentation techniques often fail and lead to poor results. This(More)
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