At the present time the development of computers allows access to some three-dimensional models (3D) of physiological or pathological human situations obtained from patients with different medical or surgical problems. These models have a wide variety of applications: knowledge of the pathogenic mechanisms, help in diagnosis, planning of surgical strategies, training of surgical residents, teaching of medicine and surgery, design of devices and materials for use in medical and surgical practice or even distance interventions. Our objective is to design a 3D model of the inguinal region with the purpose of improving knowledge of the pathogenic mechanisms of inguinal hernia, the planning of surgical strategies and the teaching of the surgery of these hernias. They can also be used study the mechanical response of biomaterials into the abdominal wall.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2008|
- Inguinal hernia
- Inguinal region
- Virtual reality
- Virtual simulation