Document Type: TECHNICAL NOTE
BRJ Orthocentre & MAK Hospital, Tamilnadu, India
Afshar Hospital, Yazd, Iran
Sanjana Orthopedic Hospital, Andra Pradesh, India
Sree Ortho Clinic, Behrampur, Odisha, India
Swanika Hospital, 3 Nehru nagar, Kavundampalayam,
Edayarpalayam, Coimbatore, India
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.