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Simulation of a preperitoneal mesh in laparoscopic herniorrhaphy.

Authors
  • Sugavanam, Sivashanmugaraman
  • Devarajan, Venkat
Type
Published Article
Journal
Studies in health technology and informatics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
94
Pages
343–345
Identifiers
PMID: 15455920
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During a laparoscopic hernia surgery, a preperitoneal mesh is tacked or stapled to the defect on the inside in order to close the fissure created by the hernia. Here we have proposed and implemented a novel technique for simulating the movement and stapling of the mesh for use in a virtual reality based laparoscopic trainer. The use of particle based system and Mass-Spring model in simulating the movement of the mesh is also discussed.

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