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New bandage splint designed to make life easier for hip surgery patients

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November 29, 2010
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Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark
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Scientists have developed the principles for a new bandage splint for hip surgery patients. The new splint can reduce the need for large external support structures to fixate the hip following hip surgery.

Illustration of the current solution.
Credit: Image courtesy of Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark

Over a short period of time, the Materials Research Division at Risø DTU, in collaboration with the Danish surgical bandage maker Sahva, has developed the principles for a new bandage splint for hip surgery patients. The new splint can reduce the need for large external support structures to fixate the hip following hip surgery. The secret behind the fast development is collaboration between a research scientist, an enterprise and a full-time student using this case for her bachelor project.

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They are too large and impractical and do not always work as intended; This is common knowledge to physicians as well as physiotherapists at Holbæk hospital in Western Zealand who, via an enquiry to the Zealand Knowledge Forum in Næstved, contacted research scientists at Risø DTU, who were immediately hooked on the idea of developing an improved model.

Using funding from the Zealand Growth Forum earmarked for establishing meetings for generating ideas, a workshop was set up. The workshop participants involved health service, research and investor professionals as well as an enterprise and a patient. The purpose was to brainstorm together and arrive at product optimisation. Based on the ideas generated in the workshop, the Materials Research Division at Risø DTU established a project in collaboration with the company Sahva which, among other things, produces bandages, to find a solution to the problem.



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Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark. "New bandage splint designed to make life easier for hip surgery patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 November 2010. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101129102318.htm>.
Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark. (2010, November 29). New bandage splint designed to make life easier for hip surgery patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 30, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101129102318.htm
Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark. "New bandage splint designed to make life easier for hip surgery patients." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101129102318.htm (accessed October 30, 2014).

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