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Towards a Novel, Implantable Limb Lengthening Device1

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Daniel Farley, Heidi-Lynn Ploeg, Michael Zinn

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Wisconsin–Madison,
Madison, WI 53706

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–14, 2014.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020939 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1029; doi: 10.1115/1.4027000 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

Implantable limb lengthening with force-torque sensor mounted on adult femur (left). Exploded view of the device showing motor, lead screw, and telescopic casing (center). Enhanced view to show rolling elements between cases (right).




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