Application of Human Factors Engineering in the Redesign of an Oscillating Bone Saw to Reduce High Risk Postures of the Wrist and to Enhance Performance.

Solomon, Tabitha.


  • Abstract: Joint replacement surgery, particularly of the knee is a commonly performed procedure in the U.S. The sagittal bone saws used during orthopedic surgery utilize a form factor derived from a drill that has remained largely unchanged since inception. Observation reveals that surgeons frequently adopt awkward, extreme or compensatory postures while using the saw. With the goal of reduci... read more
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