Line of research - Computer-aided Medicine


The use of computerized calculation devices constitutes a promising field of development for diagnostic, surgical and training techniques, which is very likely, in the future, to change profoundly the panorama of treatments for diseases of the locomotor system. The surgeon’s personal intuition and ability can be enriched by the confrontation with virtual reality, in complex systems for treatment prevision and simulation. Together with “executive” systems for assisted surgery, the research line will especially develop the biomechanical planning of the interventions on the locomotor system. The actual validation of the results of the surgical and conservative treatments on the locomotor system must necessarily be linked to an acquisition of the pre and post-treatment variations in the body’s cinematic and dynamic behavior.


The research line pursuits the following objectives:

  • Kinematic studies on finite elements models to characterize the distribution of structural deformities in skeletal segments;
  • Finalization and evaluation of computerized systems in the planning and execution of surgical interventions of high complexity in the orthopaedic field;
  • Realization of surgical navigation systems for the realization of joint kinematic studies after an implant of knee prosthesis;
  • Utilization of computer-aided surgery to reduce the invasiveness of traditional intervention techniques, based on total knee arthroplasty;
  • Finalization of mini-invasive computational methodologies for hip surgery;
  • Projecting of innovative ankle prostheses and kinematic study of the tibiotarsal joint;
  • Articular joint, and especially knee, kinematics, through a bi-planar system for the RSA technique.
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