Superior surgical fixation using a novel orthopaedic expandable fastener [ 2017 - 2019 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Nikolajs Zeps Mr Robert Day Prof Garry Allison

Brief description Surgeons repair bone fractures using metal plates and screws. Sometimes the screws loosen and the surgery needs to be repeated. Expandable screws are stronger, but more difficult and sometimes impossible to remove. The research team will test a new type of screw that holds the bones together with greater strength (our current work shows 40% stronger) but can be removed easily if necessary. This grant will allow extensive mechanical testing in preparation for a first-in-human clinical trial.

Funding Amount $AUD 423,626.27

Funding Scheme Development Grants

Notes Development Grant

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