Presentation 2018-12-05
Development of Support System for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Akie Tamaki, Takashi Handa, Yukari Kitou, Akihiko Hanafusa,
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Abstract(in English) In Japan, the number of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) has been increasing with the advancement of an aging society. TKA is an operation to cut the damaged surface of patient’s knee joint and implant an artificial knee joint. The implantation angle of the artificial knee joint is decided based on patient’s mechanical axis, and it’s difficult for doctors to accurately estimate patient’s mechanical axis visually in a clinical setting. In addition, there’re several problems with existing systems estimating mechanical axis, so they haven’t been widely used. Therefore, in this research, in order to solve these problems and develop a system to estimate patient’s mechanical axis in a clinical setting, we have developed a calculation program by using a three-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). Our experiments have revealed that our system can estimate the mechanical axis in a clinical setting based on the IMU output value.
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Keyword(in English) Total Knee Arthroplasty / Mechanical axis / Three-axis inertial measurement unit
Paper # WIT2018-36
Date of Issue 2018-11-28 (WIT)

Conference Information
Committee WIT / HI-SIGACI
Conference Date 2018/12/5(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) AIST Tokyo Waterfront
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Topics (in English) Well-being Information Technology
Chair Chikamune Wada(Kyushu Inst. of Tech.)
Vice Chair Daisuke Wakatsuki(Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.)
Secretary Daisuke Wakatsuki(AIST) / (Nagoya Inst. of Tech.)
Assistant Manabi Miyagi(Tsukuba Univ. of Tech.) / Takeaki Shionome(Teikyo Univ.) / Takashi Handa(Saitama Industrial Tech. Center)

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Language JPN
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Title (in English) Development of Support System for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Sub Title (in English) Development of Mechanical Axis Estimation System Using IMU Sensor
Keyword(1) Total Knee Arthroplasty
Keyword(2) Mechanical axis
Keyword(3) Three-axis inertial measurement unit
1st Author's Name Akie Tamaki
1st Author's Affiliation Shibaura Institute of Technology(SIT)
2nd Author's Name Takashi Handa
2nd Author's Affiliation Saitama Industrial Technology Center(SAITEC)
3rd Author's Name Yukari Kitou
3rd Author's Affiliation Arthro Design. Co., Ltd.(Arthro)
4th Author's Name Akihiko Hanafusa
4th Author's Affiliation Shibaura Institute of Technology(SIT)
Date 2018-12-05
Paper # WIT2018-36
Volume (vol) vol.118
Number (no) WIT-341
Page pp.pp.1-5(WIT),
#Pages 5
Date of Issue 2018-11-28 (WIT)