Conceptual Design of a Total Wrist Arthroplasty

Johnstone, Paul (2017) Conceptual Design of a Total Wrist Arthroplasty. [USQ Project]

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Total wrist arthroplasty surgery is often performed on patients suffering late stage pancarpal rheumatoid arthritis for the purpose of maintaining functionality. Current wrist arthroplasty on the market have a high rate of failure due to various complications such as component loosening, fracturing and dislocation. This dissertation aims to overcome these complications through the conceptual design of a total wrist arthroplasty. The engineering design process consisted of; identification of a need, definition of the problem/specifications, search for existing solutions and developing designs (Draper 2009). This research will be utilised to determine a working design for the wrist arthroplasty which will be further developed to a marketable product.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineer (Honours) (Mechanical)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Goh, Steven; Jefferys, Chris
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 23:33
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 23:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total wrist arthroplasty; surgery; conceptual design

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