Reduction of harmful noise pollution during hip replacement surgery

IPD  |  HEALTH  | GRADUATION PROJECT  |  2020

 

 

Reduction of harmful noise pollution during hip replacement surgery

The project presents and proposes a new surgical instrument, which can press-fit (impact) and extract various implant components used during surgery.

Kees Broekmeulen

The assignment

This project presents and proposes a new surgical instrument which can press-fit (impact) and extract various implant components used during surgery. The instrument reduces the noise level with more than 15 decibels. It scores better on aspects like safety when looking into the risks at musculoskeletal disorders and improved surgical ergonomics.

Final Design

The project presents and proposes a new surgical instrument, which can press-fit (impact) and extract various implant components used during surgery. The instrument has multiple unique selling points compared to the currently used mallet as it reduces the noise level with more than 15 decibels. Additionally, it scores better on aspects of safety when looking into the risks at musculoskeletal disorders and improved surgical ergonomics. The instrument could be improved further when looking at the design and the current surgical workflow. Further research and clinical testing is necessary to assess the suitability for hip replacement surgery.

Kees Broekmeulen

  

Hilbrand Bodewes

Present on: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri

  

Yvonne Ywema

  

H. Bouma MD