Drilling Force and Temperature of Bone by Surgical Drill


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Drilling force and temperature of tibia at the high speed drilling for improving the design of surgical drills are very important. In this paper we describe experiments using pig tibia bones, measuring the drilling force and temperature of a new design of drill bit and compare the results against a twist drill. The result shows that the drilling force and temperature are affected by the feed rate and drilling speed, which vary with the drilling depth into the bone. The new surgical drill with three top cutting edges can achieve lower temperature below 47oC and lower drilling force than with the stainless steel twist drill and carbide twist drill.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 126-128)

Edited by:

Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chao-Chang A. Chen, Choung-Lii Chao and Pei-Lum Tso




Y. X. Yang et al., "Drilling Force and Temperature of Bone by Surgical Drill", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 126-128, pp. 779-784, 2010

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August 2010




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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-007-0427-3

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