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A 3-Legged Parallel Robot for Long Bone Fracture Alignment

[+] Author Affiliations
Mohammad H. Abedinnasab

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Farzam Farahmand

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Jaime Gallardo-Alvarado

Instituto Tecnológico De Celaya, Celaya, Mexico

Paper No. DETC2017-67262, pp. V003T13A002; 11 pages
  • ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 3: 19th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 14th International Conference on Design Education; 10th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6–9, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5815-8
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


The reduction of long bone fractures is traditionally an invasive procedure with drawbacks of intense force, soft tissue damage, and, both, rotational and longitudinal malalignment. To combat these drawbacks, we applied a novel, wide open, three-legged, 6-DOF parallel robot, to the current surgical procedure. This platform will balance the accuracy, payload, and workspace for the surgeon, resulting in more efficient, successful surgeries. The experimental tests on a phantom reveal that the mechanism is well capable of applying the desired reduction steps against the large muscular payloads with high accuracy.

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