Cost-efficient suturing simulation with pre-computed models

Venkata Sreekanth Arikatla, Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Suvranu De

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Suturing is currently one of the most common procedures in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). We present a suturing simulation paradigm with precomputed finite element models which include detailed needle-tissue and threadtissue interaction. The interaction forces are derived through a reanalysis technique for haptic feedback. Besides providing deformation updates and high fidelity forces, our simulation is computationally less costly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Finite elements
  • Real-time simulation
  • Surgery simulation
  • Suturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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