Simulation of normal pelvic mobilities in building an MRI-validated biomechanical model

Year
2013
Type(s)
Author(s)
M Cosson,C Rubod , A Vallet, JF Witz, P Dubois and M Brieu
Source
International Urogynecology Journal, 24(1): 105—112, 2013
Url
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00192-012-1842-8
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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

Three-dimensional modeling of feminine pelvic mobility is difficult because the sustaining system is not well understood and ligaments are especially difficult to identify on imaging.

METHODS:

We built a 3-D numerical model of the pelvic cavity, based on magnetic resonance (MR) images and knowledge about anatomy and validated it systematically.

RESULTS:

The quantitative results of this model allow for the non-destructive localization of the structures involved in pelvic statics. With a better configuration of the functional pelvis and topological criteria, we can obtain a coherent anatomical and functional model.

CONCLUSIONS:

This model is the first step in developing a tool to localize and characterize pelvic imbalance in patients.