The Cadaver Laboratory provides the opportunity to test device implantation, performance of instrumentation, and efficacy of surgical procedures. FOR employees are experienced in both human and animal cadaver labs, which allow surgeons to provide invaluable feedback to engineers on how to improve implant and instrument design and how to refine surgical techniques and methods.
A wide range of orthopaedic and general surgery instruments, as well as specimen holders, are available in this laboratory, including a digital Philips BV Pulsera C-arm used for acquiring intraoperative radiographs and fluoroscopy. In conjunction with the Design Laboratory, implant fit or design and functionality of an instrument are able to be evaluated and quick changes can be made as needed in order to effectively and efficiently develop the final product.
The Cadaver Laboratory is also equipped with a state-of-the-art video and sound system. A live feed of the surgery can be seen and heard throughout the lab as well as in the adjoining room and in a separate conference room. The sound system allows the surgeon to verbalize techniques and for observers in other rooms to ask questions as the procedure is occurring. The surgical procedure can be recorded as documentation for future review and use.