Testing Surgical Bone Reamers: a Biomedical Project in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education
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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.
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Josué Njock Libii (2005).
Testing Surgical Bone Reamers: a Biomedical Project in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education.4 (1), 121-124. Australia: UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education.