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Title: Experimental and numerical investigations of bone drilling for the indication of bone quality during orthopaedic surgery
Author: Lughmani, Waqas A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7224 8208
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
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Bone drilling is an essential part of many orthopaedic surgical procedures, including those for internal fixation and for attaching prosthetics. Drilling into bone is a fundamental skill that can be both very simple, such as drilling through long bones, or very difficult, such as drilling through the vertebral pedicles where incorrectly drilled holes can result in nerve damage, vascular damage or fractured pedicles. Also large forces experienced during bone drilling may promote crack formation and can result in drill overrun, causing considerable damage to surrounding tissues. Therefore, it is important to understand the effect of bone material quality on the bone drilling forces to select favourable drilling conditions, and improve orthopaedic procedures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Orthopaedic surgery ; Drilling ; Cortical bone ; Bone quality ; Screw pullout ; Finite element analysis ; Mechanistic model ; Bone mineral density