Published: 2017-06-27 16:26
Last Updated: 2017-06-27 17:30
Three Palestinian students from the Palestine Polytechnic University launched a potentially revolutionary research project to create and simulate the human femur for use in surgery to replace damaged bones.
Through studying the biological and mechanical features of the femur, its strengths and weaknesses, and its ability to withstand the pressure it will endure, Mustafa Mawqidi, Mu’ath Breigheth and Mohammed Zalloum aim to create a simulated human femur for surgical use to implant prosthetic limbs, as well as to research the best methods for the application of metal pins and screws to mend broken bones.
With the increase of Palestinian patients in need of prosthetic limbs and bones as a result of traffic accidents and injuries sustained from Israeli troops, the young researchers are working to create prosthetic designs that match the specifications of parts they are replacing in the most cost and time-efficient methods possible.