A Mechanical Device for the Reduction of Distal Radius Fracture
L. Priya1, N. Venkatesh Kumar2, M. Sanjay Balaji3, C.V. Revanth4
1Dr. L. Priya, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India,
2Dr. N. Venkatesh Kumar, Associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore.
3M.Sanjay Balaji, UG Students, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
4C.V.Revanth, UG Students, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Manuscript received on 05 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 792-796 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5815058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures that occur to a person or a child who undergoes any accidents or has any bone diseases. There are several ways of treating this fracture. It involves relocating the fractured bone by a process called reduction. A novel method of reducing the radial bone using a mechanical device has been proposed where it decreases the number of surgeons, time required to reduce the distal radius fracture and seeks to improve the accuracy of reduction. This paper describes the mechanism of reduction, design considerations and the disease conditions for which the device could be used.
Keyword: Distal radius Fracture; Reduction; internal fixation; external fixation; K-wires; Aluminum; C-arm; Fluoroscopy
Scope of the Article: Internal Fixation