Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Center

UMMC / University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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