Updated May 24, 2019

Sterile Drill Covers for Low Cost Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Registered in Canada.

Focus Areas:

Health

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Implemented In:

Haiti, Uganda and Malawi

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Innovation Description

This project offers a potential solution to treatment after accidents in the form of a low-cost sterilizable cover, that enables the use of widely available commercial power drills for orthopaedic trauma surgery in low-resource settings.
How does your innovation work?
An estimated 20 to 50 million people each year are injured in traffic accidents, and about 90% occur in low- and middle-income countries. Commercial power tools are widely available, but expensive ($30,000 or more) surgical equipment is often unavailable, while donated surgical drills fail in low-resource settings because technical support and replacement parts are unavailable. The end result: permanent disability for many.

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Malawi
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Uganda
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Haiti