Intraoperative measurement of mounting parameters for the taylor spatial frame Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Bone Lengthening
  • Braces
  • Immobilization
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • The Taylor Spatial Frame (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN) is a powerful tool in providing gradual correction of deformity. The Taylor Spatial Frame has the potential to allow for very accurate corrections achieved over one or more schedules through the use of the software on The accuracy of the frame is contingent upon the input of precise parameters. The correction occurs about a virtual hinge in space called the origin. The location of the origin is defined by its spatial relationship to the reference ring. Mounting parameters are the measurements that define the location of the origin (virtual hinge). We present a simple practical method for obtaining mounting parameters during surgery using standard equipment.

publication date

  • April 2010



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181c2f7f0

PubMed ID

  • 20335762

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 258

end page

  • 62


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