Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Abstract

Ventral hernias have been found to occur in up to twenty-five percent of all midline abdominal laparotomy cases. In order to decrease the incidence of the development of ventral hernias, a relationship between tensile forces applied along the deep fascia and safety of closure needs to be established. To quantify the tensile forces in the deep fascia, a novel pair of hemostats were designed with hinged arms, rakes for attachment, and equipped with strain gages to be used in clinical studies.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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