Title

Testing Surgical Bone Reamers: a Biomedical Project in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Source

World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education

Volume

4

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

121-124

Publisher

UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Australia

ISBN/ISSN

14462257

Abstract

A medical company submitted two surgical bone reamers for testing in order to determine the magnitudes of pressures they had generated during reaming operations. Engineering students in their junior year designed, built and tested a test stand to evaluate the performance of each reamer. They found that one reamer generated much higher pressures than the other; this suggested that how a reamer is designed has a significant effect upon the magnitudes and variability of the pressures that it generates during surgical operations.

Keywords

libii, testing bone reamers, fluid mechanics

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