Thesis Defense Announcement
The Herff College of Engineering announces the final thesis defense of
for the degree of Master of Science
June 30, 2016 at 10:30 am in 200, Engineering Technology Building
Major Advisor: John Williams, PhD
Utilizing a Computer Assisted Surgery System to Output Kinematic Measures for a Simulated Single Leg
ABSTRACT: The use of a computer assisted surgery (CAS) navigation system is described along with a closed chain knee testing machine to track the femur and tibia motion of cadaveric total knee arthroplasty (TKA) specimens through a simulated lunge. The implant components were retrieved and reverse-engineered, and custom Matlab code was used with the CAS output and the three-dimensional implant models to output kinematic behavior of the cadaver knees similar to post-operative surveillance testing. Comparisons to published literature indicate that the CAS system successfully reported TKA kinematics, demonstrating the utility of the CAS system when coupled with a known implant model.