A device for orthopedic surgery boot for operations of the femur
February, 2015 - Developed in a team with Nanna Neergaard in collaboration with Sygehus Lillebælt.
The project deals with optimizing a patients safety during operation of a femoral bone. The overall aim was to improve wellfare of patients and staff in the orthopedic surgery clinic.
During observation studies in the orthopedic surgery clinic at the hospital we identified a huge challenge in the operation room: an extension boot used for femur operations, that among surgeons were called ‘an object from hell’. The operation device had got that designation because all staff found it very difficult to use it correctly without the huge risk of causing the the elder patients harms like pressure sores.