Print Email Facebook Twitter Hornet Fixation Device Title Hornet Fixation Device Author Laarhoven, K.J. Contributor Van Den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (mentor) Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering Department BioMechanical Engineering Programme Biomedical Engineering Date 2016-02-03 Abstract Laparoscopic suturing can be very time consuming and frustrating for inexperienced surgeons. It is one of the hardest actions to perform in a laparoscopic fashion, but it remains the golden standard. There are alternative fixation methods such as automatic needle passers, knot-tying devices, staplers, tackers and adhesives but they all have their limitations. A literature study was performed to provide an overview of current fixation methods, quantitative data on laparoscopic fixations and patents. This graduation project is a follow-up after a preliminary three month internship at DEAM, during which a device was designed that places small absorbable cannulated tacks to achieve wound closure. This instrument is called the Hornet Fixation Device (HFD), it is aimed at closing the vaginal cuff after Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. The HFD is the result of an iterative design process. During the project the device was further developed into a prototype which was used to assess the effectiveness of this new wound closure method compared to traditional laparoscopic suturing. Subject laparoscopymedicaldevicesuturingdesign5mminstrument To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e2b822fe-a742-4cdb-b2b1-3fcddcc0d9b1 Embargo date 2021-01-01 Coordinates 52.000595, 4.372030 Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2016 Laarhoven, K.J.