Construction and Measurement of Three-Dimensional Knee Joint Model of Koreans

한국인의 3차원 무릎관절 구축 및 형상 측정

  • 박기봉 (부산대학교 기계설계공학과) ;
  • 김기범 (부산대학교 기계설계공학과) ;
  • 손권 (부산대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 서정탁 (부산대학교 의과대학정형외과) ;
  • 문병영 (부산대학교 항공우주공학과)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


It is necessary to have a model that describes the feature of the knee Joint with a sufficient accuracy. Koreans, however, do not have their own knee joint model to be used in the total knee replacement arthroplasty. They have to use European or American models which do not match Koreans. Three-dimensional visualization techniques are found to be useful in a wide range of medical applications. Three-dimensional imaging studies such as CT(computed tomography) and MRI(magnetic resonance image) provide the primary source of patient-specific data. Three-dimensional knee joint models were constructed by image processing of the CT data of 10 subjects. Using the constructed model, the dimensions of Korean knee joint were measured. And this study proposed a three-dimensional model and data, which can be helpful to develop Korean knee implants and to analyze knee joint movements.


Computed Tomography;Korean Knee Joint Model;Replacement Arthroplasty


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