Use of Hardware Battery Drill in Orthopedic Surgery

Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE

Authors

1 BRJ Orthocentre & MAK Hospital, Tamilnadu, India

2 Afshar Hospital, Yazd, Iran

3 Sanjana Orthopedic Hospital, Andra Pradesh, India

4 Sree Ortho Clinic, Behrampur, Odisha, India

5 Swanika Hospital, 3 Nehru nagar, Kavundampalayam, Edayarpalayam, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Among the power drills ( Electrical/ Pneumatic/Battery ) used in Orthopedic surgery, battery drill has got several advantages. Surgeons in low resource settings could not routinely use Orthopedic battery drills (OBD) due to the prohibitive cost of good drills or poor quality of other drills. “Hardware” or Engineering battery drill (HBD) is a viable alternative to OBD. HBD is easy to procure, rugged in nature, easy to maintain, durable, easily serviceable and 70 to 75 times cheaper than the standard high end OBD. We consider HBD as one of the cost effective equipment in Orthopedic operation theatres.

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