Torsional evaluation of femoral allograft fixation: a comparison of plates to intramedullary nails

Marnie Saunders, Jason Bergandi, Matt Kaag, William Parrish, Christopher Jacobs

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Abstract

An attempt was made to biomechanically compare two allograft fixation techniques following mid-diaphyseal transection in cadaveric femurs. Specimens were torqued to failure in external rotation. Load-deformation curves were recorded for determination of torsional stiffness, maximum torque and rotation to failure with specimens visually inspected for fracture location and type. All comparisons indicate that the double plate fixation technique significantly increases the threshold to failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-10
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume28
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 12 2000Oct 14 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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