Biomechanical effects of harvesting bone graft with the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator


The reamer/irrigator/aspirator (RIA) is a means of harvesting bone graft from the intramedullary canal of the femur. It is a one-pass flexible reamer that limits embolic debris by aspirating the contents of the intramedullary canal as the reamer passes distally. We hypothesize that reaming a structurally sound femur will not degrade its material properties… (More)

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@article{McCormick2007BiomechanicalEO, title={Biomechanical effects of harvesting bone graft with the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator}, author={J. J. McCormick and M. A. Reed and Ariel Morse and Edric Wilson and K. Billiar and J. Wixted}, journal={2007 IEEE 33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference}, year={2007}, pages={228-229} }