Stress Tensor Field Visualization for Implant Planning in Orthopedics

@article{Dick2009StressTF,
  title={Stress Tensor Field Visualization for Implant Planning in Orthopedics},
  author={Christian Dick and Joachim Georgii and Rainer Burgkart and R{\"u}diger Westermann},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2009},
  volume={15}
}
We demonstrate the application of advanced 3D visualization techniques to determine the optimal implant design and position in hip joint replacement planning. Our methods take as input the physiological stress distribution inside a patient's bone under load and the stress distribution inside this bone under the same load after a simulated replacement surgery. The visualization aims at showing principal stress directions and magnitudes, as well as differences in both distributions. By… 

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