Surgical Drill is a current innovation that is taking over the medical field by storm.It is typically used to remove non cancerous tumors in patients with hearing loss and other complex surgerys.The drill produces fast and safe cuts reducing time spent doing the surgery manually. Reducing time the wound is open and the patient under anesthesia by two hours. Decreasing the chances of infection and human error and reducing the surgical cost.The artifact demonstrates the function of the surgical drill within the various pictures and some of the components involved with the functionality of the device. The surgical drill can perform cranial surgery fifty times faster than surgerys done manually cutting surgery time from two hours to two-and-a-half minutes.
Reducing the time the wound is open and the patient under anesthesia by two hours preventing patients from experiencing heart attack, pneumonia or even having a stroke.Decreases infection, human error and shortens surgery time allowing for lower costs per surgery. The surgical drill will automatically shut off if it’s too close to a facial nerve preventing errors and facial paralyzation. However if the surgical drill doesn’t shut off in time it can cause permanent paralyzation in the patients face, speech difficulties, can increase poor self-image.According to Kaya Yurieff in her CNN tech article, in order for the robotic drill to work first, the neurosurgeons must use a CT scanner to collects the patient’s bone data. Using the CT scan data surgeons can identify the location of the patients nerves and major veins.
From there on the surgeons use the results from the CT scan to program the cutting path of the drill. By using the CT scan of the patient they can prevent errors from occurring in time and they can program the drill to efficiently and safely perform the surgery.One data storage concern would be if the surgical drill isn’t shut off in time and cuts the patients facial nerve it can cause permanent paralyzation in the patients face, speech difficulties, can increase poor self-image. Therefore, in every surgery there will always be neurosurgeon on standby during each procedure according to Yurieff.