Computer Aided Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of A New Surgical Instrument


One major difference among surgical instruments is the level of bodily disruption and tissue trauma that surgical devices might cause the patients. This newly designed and developed surgical instrument aims at minimally invasive therapy procedure, more reliable and durable function, less operational force, and reduced manufacturing cost. The computer aided modeling and simulation have been applied to help this new instrument design and analysis. This improved new surgical instrument is designed to use in general surgery to prevent patient's vessels and tissues from being damaging due to reliable motion control of surgical clips with no unexpected clip drop. It can also be applied to surgical education purpose to educate medical students for their future surgical careers. The prototype testing indicated that the handle operational force to close surgical clips is lower than current surgical clip instruments, product manufacturing is cost-effective due to less dimensional tolerance control of this new instrument design, more reliable instrument function, and good mechanical advantage.

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J. Li, "Computer Aided Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of A New Surgical Instrument," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2012, pp. 242-244. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.35047.

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