SELF-ADJUSTING SLIDING ORTHOPAEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATOR



Ali Abdullah Mohammed,
(2019) SELF-ADJUSTING SLIDING ORTHOPAEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATOR. Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT SELF-ADJUSTING SLIDING ORTHOPAEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATOR By ALI ABDULLAH MOHAMMED Reg. No. 201075241 The aim of this work is to propose and test the implementation of a self-adjusting sliding orthopaedic external fixator that addresses the technical difficulties faced in the clinical practice in the application of the available external fixators to dislocated elbows. Applying a hinged external fixator over a dislocated elbow joint allows joint reduction and permits early joint mobilisation and rehabilitation. For a successful application of such a hinged fixator, an exact identification of the joint’s centre of rotation has to be done, and it also has to be matched with the centre of the hinge. Although external fixation can be done under the general orthopaedic practice, identifying the elbow’s centre of rotation is technically demanding and is usually done by a senior surgeon in a specialized centre and needs radiological imaging. This work is a step towards easier and more feasible elbow external fixators that can be placed without radiological guidance and without the need to identify the centre of rotation.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Philosophy)
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 09:45
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 07:22
DOI: 10.17638/03056137
Supervisors:
  • Frostick, simon
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3056137