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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 4, 2009

Optical 3D methods for measurement of prosthetic wear of total hip arthroplasty: principles, verification and results

T. Rossler, D. Mandat, J. Gallo, M. Hrabovsky, M. Pochmon, and V. Havranek  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12723-12730 (2009)

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Total hip arthroplasty (THA) significantly improves the quality of life in majority of patients with severe osteoarthritis. However, long-term outcomes of THAs are compromised by aseptic loosening and periprosthetic osteolysis which needs revision surgery. Both of these are causally linked to a prosthetic wear deliberated from the prosthetic articulating surfaces. As a result, there is a need to measure the mode and magnitude of wear. The paper evaluates three optical methods proposed for construction of a device for the non-contact prosthetic wear measurement. Of them, the scanning profilometry achieved promising combination of accuracy and repeatability. Simultaneously, it is time efficient to enable the development of a sensor for wear measurement.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Tomas Rossler, Dusan Mandat, Jiri Gallo, Miroslav Hrabovsky, Michal Pochmon, and Vitezslav Havranek, "Optical 3D methods for measurement of prosthetic wear of total hip arthroplasty: principles, verification and results," Opt. Express 17, 12723-12730 (2009)

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