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Increasing the safety and precision of medical tissue puncture
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
Tissue puncture is ubiquitous in medicine, from percutaneous injections and biopsies to laparoscopic surgical access, epidural anesthesia, and cranial drilling; over 10 million puncture procedures are performed each year ...
Design and development of a tissue retractor for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
Laparoscopic surgery is a widespread and rapidly growing surgical technique. One of the challenges facing surgeons performing laparoscopic procedures is the retraction of anatomical structures that restrict vision and ...
Blind transmembrane puncture access : design and development of a novel laparoscopic trocar and blade retraction mechanism
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
Blind puncture access procedures are frequent in medicine but can lead to complications due to over-puncture. When tissue membranes yield under applied stress, the device suddenly accelerates forward into the patient. ...