University of Massachusetts Medical Center
UMASS Medical School
As distal radius fractures continue to be a common operating room procedure, the need for a self-retaining retractor for surgery is prevalent. Currently, the self-retaining retractors on the market lack in functionality and efficiency. The alternative to using self- retaining retractors requires additional personnel in the operating room to hold the incision open, requiring time and money. The team proposes a self-retaining retractor that is able to expose the incision site, is adjustable and replaces the need for additional surgeons.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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