Towards a Safer and More Optimal Treatment of the Supracondylar Humerus Fracture

  • Mohamed Oussama Ben SalemEmail author
  • Olfa Mosbahi
  • Mohamed Khalgui
  • Georg Frey
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 574)


Treating the supracondylar humerus fracture, a very common elbow’s injury, can be very challenging for pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Actually, using the pinning technique to treat it leads sometimes to many neurological and vascular complications. Furthermore, the medical staff faces a serious danger when performing such surgeries because of the recurrent exposure to harmful radiations emitted by the fluoroscopic C-arm. Considering these issues, a national project was launched to create a new robotic platform, baptized BROS, to automate the supracondylar humerus fracture’s treatment and remedy the said issues. This chapter introduces this new robotic platform and uses a real case to prove the relevance and safety of BROS.


Supracondylar humerus fracture Robot-assisted surgery e-Heath Reconfiguration 



This research work is carried out within a MOBIDOC PhD thesis of the PASRI program, EU-funded and administered by ANPR (Tunisia). The BROS national project is a collaboration between the Children Hospital of Bchir Hamza (Tunis), eHTC and INSAT (LISI Laboratory) in Tunisia. We thank the medical staff, Mahmoud Smida (Head of Child and Adolescent Orthopedics Service) and Zied Jlalia, for their fruitful collaboration and continuous medical support. A second paper is submitted in the conference for the modeling and verification of BROS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Oussama Ben Salem
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Olfa Mosbahi
    • 2
  • Mohamed Khalgui
    • 2
  • Georg Frey
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic School of TunisiaUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia
  2. 2.LISI Laboratory, INSATUniversity of CarthageTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Chair of Automation and Energy SystemsSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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