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OBJECTIVES--To compare the pullout properties of 3.5-mm AO/ASIF self-tapping screws (STS) to corresponding standard cortex screws (CS) in a uniform synthetic test material and in canine femoral bone. The influence of screw-insertion technique, test material, and test-material thickness were also assessed. STUDY DESIGN--In vitro experimental study. SAMPLE(More)
Trabecular bone (TB) consists of a network of interconnected struts and plates occurring near the joints of long bones and in the axial skeleton. In response to mechanical stresses it remodels such that trabeculae are aligned with the major stress lines, thus leading to a highly anisotropic network. Beside bone volume fraction, anisotropy and topological(More)
Mechanical testing of two-part surgical neck fractures fixed with four different pin configurations was performed. Ten fresh, frozen, unembalmed humeri stripped of all soft tissues were used; the surgical neck was osteotomized perpendicular to the humerus long axis. Terminally threaded 2.5-mm AO pins were used to fix the fracture. Humeri then were tested in(More)
The healing of carbon dioxide laser weld closures produced by two commercial instruments of differing design were compared. Healing after laser welding was also compared to healing following conventional suture closure. Healing was evaluated histologically and by measurement of tensile strength over time. No histologic differences were found between(More)
PURPOSE Knowing the assembly and disassembly forces of modular ulnar head implants will be invaluable to the surgeon faced with the challenge of either revising or extracting the implant. Our goal in this study was to evaluate the decoupling strength of the modular ulnar head implant as a function of assembly impaction force for the 3 most commonly used(More)
Mechanical testing of extra-articular distal radius fractures stabilized with percutaneous pins was performed. Twelve fresh-frozen unembalmed radii stripped of all soft tissues were used. An osteotomy with dorsal comminution was made 2.5 cm proximal to the radial styloid. Three pin sizes and four pin configurations were used to fix the fracture, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare failure mode and bending moment of a canine pancarpal arthrodesis construct using either a 2.7 mm/3.5 mm hybrid dynamic compression plate (HDCP) or a 3.5 mm dynamic compression plate (DCP). STUDY DESIGN Paired in vitro biomechanical testing of canine pancarpal arthrodesis constructs stabilized with either a 2.7/3.5 HDCP or 3.5 DCP. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of clamp reuse for the Kirschner-Ehmer (KE); Securos; and the IMEX-SK clamp. STUDY DESIGN Experimental bench test of mechanical properties. METHODS Specially designed fixtures were used to mechanically test 18 clamps of each type with respect to 6 mechanical variables: fixator pin slippage, connecting bar slippage,(More)
Cobalt-chrome modular distal ulnar head replacement arthroplasty is a surgical option to restore stability to the distal radioulnar joint rendered unstable by hemi-resection arthroplasty or a total resection arthroplasty. However, the revision of dislocated modular cobalt-chrome ulnar head implants may pose an important intraoperative challenge. The(More)