A method to pre-operatively display bone that may remain after robotic cutting in total joint arthroplasty. The method includes the use of a 3-D bone model, a 3-D implant model, and a cut volume. A user plans a position of the 3-D implant model relative to the 3-D bone model to designated the best fit, fill, or alignment for a final implant on a bone. The 3-D bone model is then split at the ideal plane definitions where the implant planar surfaces intersect with the bone model. Next, the cut volume is subtracted from the planar removal elements to create a set of volumes that define the bone that will remain after robotic cutting. The 3-D bone model with the simulated cut and remaining bone is displayed to the user, which may assist with planning for the procedure.
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THINK Surgical, INC, "Pre-operative Visualization of Remaining Bone after Robotic Cutting", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 26, 2020)