Healing water: using pure water jets to perform bone debridement treatments in orthopedic surgery

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Abstract

Orthopedic surgery is a surgical discipline that is concerned with the treatment
of the musculoskeletal system. Many orthopedic treatments involve cutting or
drilling in bones by using rigid drills or oscillating saws. Using waterjets instead of
conventional instruments can be beneficial due to the absence of thermal damage
and a consistent sharp cut. Additionally, waterjet technology allows the development of flexible instruments that facilitate maneuvering through complex or narrow joint spaces. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to develop a compliant or flexible arthroscopic surgical instrument, based on water jet technology, that is able to drill in bone tissue.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dankelman, J., Supervisor
  • Kerkhoffs, Gino M.M.J., Supervisor, External person
  • Tuijthof, Gabrielle, Advisor
Award date12 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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