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ERGONOMIC INSTRUMENTS DEVELOPMENT FOR HIP SURGERY. AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH ON ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS DESIGN

Objective

Nowadays market on hip prosthesis is going from traditional procedures where instrumentation and product design provoke an important time and effort requirements in operating theatre to a new scenario where minimally invasive surgery (MIS) will substitute progressively old techniques. In both cases the role of instruments design is very important, but even relatively more important in minimally invasive techniques, because it will be impossible to fit the prosthesis without an appropriate instruments design. Although prosthesis and instrumentation are part of the final system and instruments have a high influence in the implant selected, low efforts have been dedicated in the past to the design of the instruments. This makes the development of innovative ergonomic instruments for hip surgery a very innovative approach to the problem. The aim of the project is the development of instrumentation to use in both open orthopaedic hip surgery and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) under ergonomic design criteria to improve the working conditions of the surgeons during the operation, keeping the same clinical and mechanical functionality of the instrumentation, according to the current standards requirements. The main objectives of the project are:
Develop a new instrumentation designed for the surgeon that will provide implant manufacturers involved on the project an important advantage to sell their products in the market.
Improve the surgeon working conditions developing a new generation of instruments to use in hip surgery through the ergonomic design criteria to improve the current designs, which are based only in functionality and durability.
Reduce the operation length thanks to an easier use of the instrumentation due to its ergonomic design.
Development of instruments for minimally invasive surgery, which will improve the patients' quality of life, since surgeons will need to do less and shorter incisions and the patient recovery will be faster.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA.
Address
Universidad Politecnica De Valencia, Edificio 9C, Camino De Vera S/n
Valencia
Spain

Participants (9)

ARTUR SALGADO LDA
Portugal
Address
R. Do Monsanto 512 - 3ª
Porto
CENTRUM MECHANIZACJI GORNICTWA KOMAG W GLIWICACH
Poland
Address
Pszczynska 37
Gliwice
EROTHITAN TITANIMPLANTATE AG
Germany
Address
Auenstrasse 3-5
Suhl
EVOLUTIS
France
Address
Avenue De La Liberation
Briennon
HOSPITAL DE SAGUNTO Y CENTRO DE ESPECIALIDADES
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramón Y Cajal S/n
Sagunto
LAFITT S.A.
Spain
Address
Villa De Bilbao 40, Poligono Industrial Fuente Del Jarro
Paterna
LANDMARK SURGICAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
56 Hamilton Square
Birkenhead, Wirral
SILESIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
14, Warszawska Street
Katowice
VICHI BIO MATERIALS SARL
France
Address
Zi De La Brande
Malicorne