Articular cartilage smoother for arthroscopic surgeries
Arthroscopic Surgical Device for Smoothing of Articular Cartilage and Bone — Millions of people each year undergo arthroscopic surgery diagnose joint problems such as severe arthritis. Current arthroscopic surgical devices help reduce inflammation but can still leave ripples on articular surface of bones. This results in more discomfort for patients than a perfectly smooth surface would. Our device will smooth articular cartilage and bone without producing a rippling effect. Our device will also be more ergonomic for surgeons, allowing them to operate for longer if needed.
Team: The Scalpel Jockeys
Ethan Overfelt, Biological Engr.
Katie Farris, Biological Engr.
LeeAnn Hold, Biological Engr.
Suhaim Altaleb, Mechanical Engr.
Qingyun Wang, Electrical Engr.
Qian Xu, Electrical Engr.
Lissa Nickell, Biological Engr.
W. Douglas Hiller, Whitman Hospital and Medical Center
Dev Shrestha, Dept. of Biological Engineering