CTI iProject - Exsomed iProjects 1-6

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CTI iProject - Exsomed iProjects 1-6 CTI iProject - Exsomed iProjects 1-6 Custom Finger Dressing Fingertip injuries comprise a significant proportion of clinical cases seen in emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and hand surgeons offices. Current estimates indicate that 3-6% of all emergency room visits are for patients with fingertip injuries. Treatment alternatives generally include letting fingers heal by secondary intention (no surgical intervention) versus surgical intervention with flaps or skin grafts. These treatments usually do not need to be done on an emergent basis. Data demonstrates that a hydro-colloid materials provide a milieu favorable to regenerative wound healing but there are no current dressings custom designed for fingers. There are other fingertip band-aid type dressings currently available but none are ideal for regenerative wound healing. Our goal would be to design a fingertip dressing made from hydro-colloid material that is designed and packaged specifically for these types of fingertip injuries that can be marketed to emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and doctors offices. 2. Scaphoid Screw The Scaphoid Bone (AKA Navicular bone) is a small bone in the wrist that is frequently broken with falling type injuries. Over 70-80% of scaphoid fractures are displaced or unstable necessitating surgical intervention for reduction, stabilization and fixation. The scaphoid bone is somewhat unique in that it has a relatively poor blood supply and is covered predominantly by cartilage making reduction and stabilization challenging. Ideal current treatment alternatives include reduction and stabilization with a cannulated headless compression screw that can be completely buried in bone and still provide good compressive forces that will facilitate stabilization and fracture
Effective start/end date9/24/135/31/14


  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $2,400.00


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