Total hip replacement is widely considered a very successful surgery to relieve pain and restore mobility to patients. Since the shape of every patient's femur is different, the femoral offset, anteversion angle and length can vary widely between patients. Therefore, to achieve good functional results, an accurate restoration of hip biomechanics with appropriate implant and sizing options is essential. Professor Scheerlinck and his coworkers at the University Hospital of Brussels wanted to know whether two different cemented femoral implant systems would be able to restore hip biomechanics (both anatomic and 5 mm medialized rotation centers) in 30 patients. Using the Scripting module in the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite allowed them to answer this research question efficiently.
Performing the Virtual Implantations
(CPT - Zimmer Biomet)
|Kerboul type (Centris - Mathys)|
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Analyzing the Results
The Scripting Module's Main Benefits
The study presented here would not have been possible without the Scripting module in the Mimics Innovation Suite. These are its main advantages:
- Scale up your work from one or two patients to dozens or even hundreds of patients
- Avoid repetitive work and focus on more important tasks
- Get more consistency between Mimics users
- Create more user-friendliness and consistency through Python's support for custom user interfaces that interact with Mimics and 3-matic
- The Python programming language is relatively easy to learn, and there is a wealth of knowledge available on the Internet
- Scripting tutorials are included in the Scripting module, allowing you to get a head start in scripting your workflows
For more information:
If you want to discover the possibilities of either or both of these modules for yourself, check out our free MIS 20 webinar series or contact your local Account Manager or Application Engineer.