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In-vitro experimental study of histopathology of bone in vibrational drilling

Alam, Khurshid et al.

Medical engineering & physics. Volume 67 (2019); pp 78-87 -- Elsevier B.V

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  • Title:
    In-vitro experimental study of histopathology of bone in vibrational drilling
  • Author: Alam, Khurshid;
    Al-Ghaithi, Ahmed;
    Piya, Sujan;
    Saleem, Ashraf
  • Found In: Medical engineering & physics. Volume 67 (2019); pp 78-87
  • Journal Title: Medical engineering & physics
  • Subjects: Génie biomédical--Périodiques; Biomedical Engineering--Periodicals; Physics--Periodicals; Biomedical engineering--Periodicals; Biomedical engineering; Periodicals; Bone drilling--Vibrational drilling--Drilling force--Bone temperature--Bone histology--Statistical analysis; Electronic journals; Dewey: 610.28
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Elsevier B.V
  • Abstract: Highlights:

    Cell response to vibrational drilling in bone is studied.

    The effects of drilling parameters, and of the vibrational frequency imposed on the drill, on bone temperature, force, torque, and extent of cell damage are evaluated.

    Vibrational drilling can be safely used in orthopaedics by controlling the drill speed, feed rate, and vibrational frequency.


    Drilling is a common surgical procedure for fracture treatment and reconstruction in multiple surgical fields, including orthopaedics, neurology, and dentistry. Drilling delicate tissue (such as bone) with a hard metallic tool is considered notorious for inducing mechanical and thermal damage, which can adversely affect osseointegration and may weaken the bond between the bone and implant, or other fixative devices anchoring the bone. The aim of this study is to explore the benefits of vibrational drilling (VD) in overcoming the complications associated with conventional drilling (CD). Drilling tests were performed on fresh cortical bone with the intention of investigating the effect of a range of frequencies, in combination with drilling speed and feed rate, on biological damage around the drilling region using histological sections of skeletally mature bone. The study examined the most influential factors and optimal combination of parameters for safe and efficient drilling in bone. Results from Taguchi grey relational analysis showed that a lower drilling speed and feed rate combined with a frequency of 20 kHz were favourable parameters for safe drilling in bone. Accordingly, VD using controlled parameters may be an alternative to CD in bone surgical procedures.

  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100081454875.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1350-4533; 10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.03.013
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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