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Deformities of the spine caused by an accident or by a birth defect may cause severe pain and functional impairment. Spine reconstruction by surgical treatment is used to achieve spinal balance, stability, and anatomical alignment. One important aspect for patients who undergo spinal surgery is the aesthetic aspect of the surgical outcome. It would be very helpful to be able to predict the postoperative trunk appearance of a patient, already in the preoperative planning stage.

Bone deformities of the leg (“O-Bein”, “X-Bein”) result in a deviation of the mechanical leg axis which may cause disproportional loading in the knee joint. Ultimately, osteoarthritis can develop and joint replacement by a prosthetic implant might be necessary. A surgical procedure (so-called osteotomy) can be performed to correct the leg axis by cutting and realigning the bone according to a preoperative plan. Besides restoration of the joint function, aesthetic aspects are also important for the patient because realignment of the leg axis positively influences the visual appearance. Therefore, the simulation of the postoperative appearance emphasizing photo-realistic visualization is required.