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A Device for Enabling Placement of Intra-Osseous Infusion Tools1

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Steven D. Reinitz

Medical Devices Center,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 55455;
Thayer School of Engineering,
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 03755

Alexander H. Slocum, Jr.

Department of Surgery,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston, MA 02115

Christopher J. Magoon, Douglas W. Van Citters

Thayer School of Engineering,
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 03755

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033172Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online May 12, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(2), 020943 (May 12, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1146; doi: 10.1115/1.4033172 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

Sample prototypes from the three concept areas: (a) the “ice skate”, (b) the “airplane”, and (c) the “shin guard”

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Fig. 2

Cross sections from left to right: correct alignment on angled shin, too high on curved shin, and with larger fillet radius

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Fig. 3

Final three iterations of the shin guard design: (a) with long wings for the patellar groove, (b) flattened with shorter wings, and (c) less flattened with wider patellar slot



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