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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4

Application progress and potential of digital medicine in pediatric orthopedics

1 Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
2 Department of General Physician, CDA Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pengfei Zheng
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, 210000, Jiangsu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/digm.digm_11_21

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Computer technology has undergone decades of advancement since its emergence and has been extensively used in various fields of life. Under the existing environment of rapid development of information and data technology, computer technology has also shown significant application value and application potential in medical treatment. The combination of computer technology and medicine has formed a new field described as digital medicine. This article reviews the progress in the application of digital medicine in pediatric orthopedics from the aspects of three-dimensional (3D) model reconstruction, virtual reality technology, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robots, and biomechanical analysis by finite element method. At the same time, this paper also preliminarily discusses the advantages and disadvantages of digital medicine in the current clinical application and possible future developments.

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