Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.

Abstract

The project team designed, prototyped, and tested a device to improve tibial component cementation for a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The designers formulated several functional specifications based on their research of the TKA, created a device fulfilling these specifications, and evaluated the device based on experimental and computational measures. The cementation device both facilitates orthopedic surgeons in removing excess cement around the periphery of the prosthesis and improves the efficacy of the TKA as a treatment of degenerative knee disorders.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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