Preventing postoperative complications while surgeons cut or perforate bone will be possible thanks to his surgical device

Preventing postoperative complications while surgeons cut or perforate bone will be possible thanks to his surgical device

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Preventing postoperative complications while surgeons cut or perforate bone will be possible thanks to his surgical device

Some medical procedures necessitate cutting or perforating bone, but this implies a risk of accidentally damaging neighboring tissue. This type of mistake can provoke potentially fatal complications which cost medical professionals over €4 billion each year, according to medical student Visa Sippola. In order to minimize these collateral medical damages and the costs they generate, this medical student has developed a disposable and adaptable surgical drill bit which is compatible with any conventional surgical drill in order to minimize risks and improve safety. And thanks to this breakthrough, Sippola has been named as one of MIT Technology Review, Spanish edition's Innovators Under 35 Europe 2017 2017.

"It is not difficult to understand that when one uses a surgical drill, there are fragile tissues which can be damaged," the medical student and innovator explains. And with this premise in mind, emerged Surgify.. This product's greatest advantage is that it works like a "suspension system" which is activated when hard substances are cut and deactivated in the proximity of soft substances.

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