Status on pre-surgical deformation apparatus for fracture fixation plates

Malekani, Javad, Yarlagadda, Prasad K.D.V., Schmutz, Beat, & Schuetz, Michael (2015) Status on pre-surgical deformation apparatus for fracture fixation plates. Archives of Materials Science and Engineering, 72(2), pp. 53-60.

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper reviews the apparatus used for deformation of bone fracture fixation plates during orthopaedic surgeries including surgical irons, pliers and bending press tools. This paper extends the review to various machineries in non-medical industries and adopts their suitability to clinics-related applications and also covers the evolution of orthopaedic bone plates. This review confirms that none of the studied machineries can be implemented for the deformation of bone fracture fixation plates during orthopaedic surgeries. In addition, this paper also presents the novel apparatus that are designed from scratch for this specific purpose. Several conceptual designs have been proposed and evaluated recently. It has been found that Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems are not the golden solution to this problem and one needs to attempt to design the robotic arm system. A new design of robotic arm that can be used for facilitating orthopaedic surgeries is being completed.

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ID Code: 94227
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: iron, bone fracture fixation plate, deformation pliers, bending press, CNC, bending press, implant shaper, robotic arm, vise
ISSN: 1897-2764
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright by International OCSCO World Press.
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2016 03:23
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 22:54

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