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OBJECTIVES To evaluate differences in fracture site motion by using different external fixators. DESIGN A wooden dowel was used to simulate a long bone with a transverse diaphyseal fracture. Ilizarov, "hybrid," and strutaugmented "hybrid" external fixation was used to stabilize the "fracture." The wooden dowel was subjected to separate axial, four-point(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a design change intended to improve fatigue properties of Intramedullary Supracondylar nails (IMSC). DESIGN Fatigue testing was performed on 12-hole and 5-hole IMSC nails in 18 plastic-fiber composite femurs. Fractures were simulated by a 1 cm wide osteotomy. Nails were cycled until failure with femoral loads ranging from 133 N to(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify any consensus of opinion regarding treatment and outcome of a closed mid-shaft tibia fracture among orthopedic surgeons. DESIGN Survey. SETTING 1997 combined meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and Osteosynthesis International-Gerhard Küntscher Kreis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENT Percentage of responses to key questions.(More)
Loosening of the pins is the most common complication associated with use of the halo orthosis. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a new cylindrical cutting pin tip design which minimizes damage to adjacent bone and does not rely on high axial forces to maintain fixation would perform better mechanically than conventional conical tip(More)
Erotomania is a relatively rare delusional syndrome, typically seen in heterosexual women of middle-age or beyond. This is the first reported occurrence in an adolescent, and one of very few involving homosexual orientation. A detailed case report is discussed in the context of adolescent developmental phenomena, including "crushes", identity formation, and(More)
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