Atefeh Zarei

Atefeh Zarei

Evaluation of the Accuracy of iASSIST Navigation System for Total Knee Arthroplasty

1) Short presentation

My name is Atefeh Zarei I received my B.SC. in biomedical engineering from Sahand University of Technology in 2016. I have started my M.Sc. in biomedical engineering since September 2019 and I currently am working on “Validating the navigation accuracy of iAssist Knee System in Total Knee Arthroplasty.” My project aims to develop a test method to measure the accuracy of iAssist knee system in total knee arthroplasty with the help of FaroArm, a portable coordinate measuring machine.

2) What was your method of explaining your thesis in 3 minutes?

I gave a general overview of my thesis starting with the main reason and motivation of why I’m working on this subject and the needs for my project. Then, I explained the problem that surgeons and patients are facing right now during a total knee arthroplasty. Next, I discussed my approach to study and solve the issues of this procedure. Lastly, I talked about my project’s ultimate impact on patients with osteoarthritis.

3) What inspires you to do research?

Shortly after I moved to Montreal years ago, my beloved mom underwent a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In my master’s studies, I have been working on TKA procedure that is known as an effective solution for patients with osteoarthritis. When I get to work on the surgical procedure that my mom received while I was in a different part of the world from her, makes me feel as if I was there helping her with the procedure and relieving her suffering.

4) If you have to dedicate your research to anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?

I will dedicate my research to iAssist team members from Zimmer Biomet Company, from whom I have learned a lot during my master’s study. They have a deep belief in teamwork without any negative competition. They have showed me, we all are human; we make mistakes and should learn from them. This important point helped me believe in myself and push my limits every single day.

3 Keywords to explain your thesis

Total Knee Arthroplasty, Computer Assisted System, iAssist Knee System


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