A device for operations of the femur
This project was made as a collaboration with the Hospital in Kolding, Sygehus Lillebælt, in attend to improve wellfare of patients and the staff. The project is made together with fellow student Nanna Neergaard.
During observation studies in the orthopedic surgery clinic at the hospital we found a huge challenge in the operation room: an extension boot used for femur operations, that among surgeons were called ‘an object from hell’. It had got that designation because they all found it very difficult to use correct without the risk of causing the the elder patients harms like pressure sores. Therefore the whole staff welcomed our idea about designing a new extension boot.