Our research work archive, containing our published research papers.
A customised 3D printed N95 Respirator Analogue to face crisis capacity scenarios in pandemics such as the COVID-19.Download PDF
Development of a customised 3D printed paediatric hand retractor for patient-precise dimensions and enhanced surgical autonomy.
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Two young scientists explain how to make a reusable mask.| in-cyprus April 2020
"The project involves the making of reusable masks at home, and they also plan to make a number of them themselves to donate to health professionals. Their mask has undergone a fit test and follows the same production procedure as the N95 mask recommended by the WHO and is in use by all hospitals treating Covid-19."Download PDF
3D printed microvascular clamps: A Safe, Cheap, and Effective Instrumentation for Microsurgery Training.
Microsurgical training involves practice in ex vivo models during the early learning curve, and poor instrument handling by the inexperienced microsurgeons can cause damage to microsurgical instrumentation or clamps, which is particularly costly. To address this, we demonstrate the development, design, manufacturing, and application of 3 different types of 3D printed microvascular clamps in an ex vivo simulation training model.Download PDF
A Novel Customized 3D Printed Arm Stand Improving Skin Preparation Efficiency in Hand Surgery
Patient preparation for hand surgery often necessitates skin preparation via the use of an assistant to hold the arm to be operated on in mid-air while disinfectant is applied. This study introduces a three-dimensional printed arm stand that decreases dead time during skin preparation, while also enabling the more efficient use of an assistant. The arm stand devices were customized on the anatomy of the patients and then successfully used on patients having general or regional anesthesia.Download PDF
A controlled prospective study for the use of a novel 3D printed arm stand versus the current practice for skin preparation
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A Standardized Hand Fracture Fixation Training Framework using Novel 3D Printed Ex Vivo Hand Models: Our Experience as a UnitDownload PDF
3D Printed Customized Adjustable Mallet Finger Splint: A Cheap, Effective, and Comfortable Alternative
Mallet finger deformity is a common and debilitating injury of the fingertip, accounting for 10% of all tendon and ligament injuries. Traditionally, prefabricated and thermoplastic splints have been utilized; however, issues with comfort and skin complications such as maceration can lead to patient noncompliance and eventually, poor outcomes. To address this, we demonstrate our experience with the design, manufacture, and application of individualized 3D printed mallet finger splints.Download PDF