Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Abstract

There is an increasing prevalence of septic hip revision arthroplasties; however, there exists a lack of accessibility for surgeons to devices needed to provide necessary treatment. To increase surgeon accessibility to revision materials, we propose a device to improve the current state of performing a 2-stage hip revision arthroplasty. Utilizing 3D-scanning, we can produce disposable molds to form antibiotic-loaded PMMA spacers. This allows surgeons to use surgical broaches and implants already stocked, at a reduced cost compared to existing techniques.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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