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 reducing ... read more
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