Topological optimization for designing patient-specific large craniofacial segmental bone replacements.

Abstract

Restoring normal function and appearance after massive facial injuries with bone loss is an important unsolved problem in surgery. An important limitation of the current methods is heuristic ad hoc design of bone replacements by the operating surgeon at the time of surgery. This problem might be addressed by incorporating a computational method known as… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1001208107

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@article{Sutradhar2010TopologicalOF, title={Topological optimization for designing patient-specific large craniofacial segmental bone replacements.}, author={Alok Sutradhar and Glaucio H. Paulino and Michael J. Miller and Tam H. Nguyen}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2010}, volume={107 30}, pages={13222-7} }