Roentgen stereophotogrammetry. Review of orthopedic applications

Acta Orthop Scand. 1989 Aug;60(4):491-503. doi: 10.3109/17453678909149328.


Roentgen stereophotogrammetry is based on radiographic examinations of calibration cages and object markers implanted in the skeleton. Accurate measurements of radiographs and computer-assisted calculations can provide a three-dimensional motion analysis. Since its introduction 15 years ago, roentgen stereophotogrammetry has found an increasing number of orthopedic applications, which are reviewed here: growth, prosthetic fixation, joint kinematics and stability, fracture stability, and the healing course of spinal fusion and pelvic and tibial osteotomies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone and Bones / physiology
  • Bone and Bones / physiopathology
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Kinesis
  • Orthopedics*
  • Photogrammetry / instrumentation
  • Photogrammetry / methods*
  • Photogrammetry / standards
  • Radiography
  • Technology, Radiologic / instrumentation
  • Technology, Radiologic / methods*
  • Technology, Radiologic / standards