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van der Plas, Anne-Marijn (author)
Immobilisation devices are commonly used for the treatment of extra-articular distal radius fractures. However, conventional immobilisation devices such as plaster casts and fibreglass casts may lead to complications and discomfort. Another disadvantage of present-day conservative fracture treatment is that the casts have to be replaced after...
master thesis 2023
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van Egmond, Stan (author)
The Lunar Zebro is a small moon rover that needs an advanced chassis to endure the harsh environment that the moon brings. To arrive at a solution for such a frame or chassis creativity and hard work are necessary. Whereas hard work is a given, creativity is not and it may need a helping hand. Design synthesis methods, of which brainstorming is...
master thesis 2023
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Boetzkes, Jos (author)
Background: Minimally invasive cancellous bone biopsy is a common medical procedure in which a needle is used to extract a piece of cancellous bone for examination. Unfortunately, this procedure is not always successful, as sometimes the biopsy can slip partially or completely, necessitating a new biopsy. The occurrence of these errors is not...
master thesis 2023
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Meiring, Anton (author)
Background: Scoliosis is a three-dimensional abnormal curvature of the spine, with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) being the most common type. Current fusion treatment is highly invasive and removes all mobility of the fused spinal segments. To tackle this problem, non-fusion techniques were developed, that try to correct the abnormal...
master thesis 2023
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Dullaart, Daan (author)
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has several advantages over conventional surgery, including reduced damage to the body, less pain, lower infection risk, and faster recovery. However, MIS reduces the amount of space in which clinicians can operate within the body. This often forces them to work around delicate anatomical structures. A new type...
master thesis 2023
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Schuurman, Jesse (author)
Background: Treatment of eye conditions, such as retinal detachment, macular pucker or macular holes, ask for an intervention named ”vitrectomy”. In a vitrectomy, multiple surgical instruments are brought into the eye, to facilitate removal of the vitreous humor. The instruments enter the eye through trocar ports that are placed in the sclera....
master thesis 2023
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Aydin, Güven (author)
Treatment of prostate cancer can be done by performing brachytherapy, where radioactive seeds are transperineally implanted in the prostate via needles. A known problem during treatments with needles is the risk of targeting errors caused by the deviation of the needle from the planned path in the prostate. One of the main sources of this error...
master thesis 2023
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Hoppener, Bruce (author)
Focal laser ablation is a new, promising method to treat tumors. The current focal laser ablation approach is to insert an optical fiber into the patient using rigid needles. A side effect of this approach is that during the needle insertion, tissue damage occurs. The larger the diameter of the needle, the more tissue damage. If the diameter of...
master thesis 2023
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Suurveld, Martijn (author)
Over the past decades Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has become a standard in abdominal surgery. Due to limited dexterity and bad ergonomics the field of MIS is shifting towards Robot-Assisted MIS (RAMIS). Simultaneously, the field is using increasingly small and steerable instruments to reduce invasiveness. Surgeon now work with fragile...
master thesis 2022
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Blok, Robin (author)
An improvement for pedicle screws would be if the screws can directly transfer their forces to the strong cortical bone of the vertebra, rather than through the softer cancellous bone. This approach requires the creation of a curved trajectory through cancellous bone. The goal of this project is to adapt the flexible oscillating drill design of...
master thesis 2022
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de Koning, Alec (author)
When treating a Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) via Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), a guidewire first needs to be passed through or around the occlusion, a task requiring considerable skill and clinician experience. Proper backup support for the guidewire being used by the clinician is a prerequisite to prevent buckling or uncontrolled...
master thesis 2022
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Weststeijn, Cornel (author)
Loosening of pedicle screws after spinal fusion surgery can lead to serious complications and may prevent fusion between vertebrae. This problem, which has increased in recent years, is a more frequent problem in patients with osteoporosis. In this study, we explore the possibility to use an expanding in‐pedicle anchor with the goal of...
master thesis 2022
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van der Ploeg, Stijn (author)
The spine is an intricate and crucial part of the human body. Unfortunately, spinal conditions such as scoliosis and trauma can cause instability and deformity to the spine. Patients can experience discomfort and pain. Spinal fusion surgery is used to repair and correct severe cases. During this procedure the vertebrae are fused to prevent them...
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de Jager, Thomas (author)
The upcoming Shaft Actuated Tip Articulated Low Resource Settings (SATA-LRS) platform is in need of a novel design of a strong, foldable beak able to close in parallel. Steerable instruments for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are used more often but still have some limitations. The end-effectors used are v-shaped, causing...
master thesis 2022
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Müller, Rob (author)
Abstract—Spinal fusion surgery is an operation in which two or more adjacent vertebrae are rigidly connected, with the goal to remedy spinal instability, deformation of the vertebrae, or a herniated intervertebral disc. Vertebrae are conventionally fixated by means of pedicle screws, the downsides of which are accidental cortical wall breaches...
master thesis 2022
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Van Schoor, Steijn (author)
Minimally invasive surgery has some major benefits over traditional open surgery for the patient, but makes surgery more complex for the surgeon. Articulating instruments can regain some of the manoeuvrability that is lost by using a small incision. However, in endoscopic neurosurgery such articulating devices do currently not exist, due to...
master thesis 2021
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Israa Mohamed Kamal Abdelaziz, Israa (author)
The conventional fabrication process of prosthetic sockets is known for being labor-intensive and time-consuming. It takes the user to wait 2-5 weeks to receive the prosthetic socket. In addition, most of the conventional sockets have fixed volumes that do not consider the volume fluctuations that the user experience daily because of muscle...
master thesis 2021
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Sinke, Maaike (author)
<b>Introduction: Prosthesis simulators are essential tools for research and rehabilitation. They can be used to increase the amount of participants in research studies or to assist in rehabilitation. The main goal of this master thesis is to design a functioning prosthesis simulator, which can be used with commonly used...
master thesis 2021
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Kooiman, Hugo (author)
This report describes the design of a wire rope based grasper for a tissue transport mechanism based on friction including means for operation. The previous transport mechanism design had no mechanism to transfer tissue into the lumen to be transported. To create the grasper, the wire ropes were plastically deformed to bend outward, creating the...
master thesis 2021
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Deken, Jeffrey (author)
Background: The development of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) have come a long way over the past decade. However, most improvements are mainly focused on gait performance. Hereby, other tasks are overlooked. This is also stated by AFO- users. AFO-users want an AFO that can be adjusted to suit dierent tasks. An adjustable AFO...
master thesis 2021
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