Design solutions from material selection for rib fixators

Jose Luis Arreguin, Roberto Montanari, Marco Ceccarelli, Vincenzo Ambrogi, Maria Richetta, Christopher R. Torres-San-Miguel, Alessandra Varone

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Abstract

The problems for fixing rib fractures are usually challenged with different rib fixators whose design strongly depends of the material selected for construction. Main issues refer to rib surgery implantation and tissue acceptance for a duration longer than the osteosynthesis. In this paper we discuss how a material selection can strongly suggest different design solutions both in shape of a rib fixator and even constraining or directing the surgical application with an invasive or noninvasive implantation. In particular, in discussing the general issues and specific experiences of the authors the paper illustrates examples of two different solutions under patent request that are dictated by the material whose selection give the design solutions with innovative aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHERMEC 2021 - International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications
EditorsMihail Ionescu, Christof Sommitsch, Cecilia Poletti, Ernst Kozeschnik, Tara Chandra
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages303-308
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035736304
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications, THERMEC 2021 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 May 202114 May 2021

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume1016 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications, THERMEC 2021
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/05/2114/05/21

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Design
  • Materials for medicine applications
  • Rib fixators
  • Thorax surgery

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