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The wire-bolt interface in an Ilizarov frame has been mechanically tested. The optimal torque to be applied to the frame locking-bolts during physiological loading has been defined. The set-up configuration was as is used clinically except a copper tube was used to simulate bone. The force-displacement curves of the Ilizarov wires are not altered by(More)
Subperiosteal ganglion is uncommon and usually presents as an asymptomatic cystic mass attached to a bone. It may also cause aching pain (Fisk 1949; Byers and Wadsworth l970)or be an incidental radiographic finding (Grange 1978). Previous reports have emphasised the characteristic radiological appearance of cortical erosion with spicubes of subperiosteal(More)
AIM To investigate and compare two specific methods of Ilizarov wire tensioning and hold. METHOD This study utilised the vertical Hounsfield test machine H25KS, a stress/strain device with a load-cell linked to a computer program. Firstly, the department's present mechanical tensioners were assessed. Secondly, the method of twisting the three designs of(More)
Technicians from one hundred and eighteen Human Tissue Authority (HTA) approved mortuaries licensed to perform post-mortems in England completed a telephone interview. All were questioned on whether they had contact with reusable external fixators, who was responsible for the removal, the number removed annually, and the destination of the fixator(More)
©2004 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery doi:10.1302/0301-620X.86B7. 15273 $2.00 J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2004;86-B:947-53. Over the past few years there has been a marked increase in the use of intramedullary fixation in the management of fractures of long bones in children. To some extent this reflects a more interventionist attitude among(More)
The databases of the Picture Archiving and Communication Systems of two hospitals were searched and all children who had a lateral radiograph of the ankle during their attendance at the emergency department were identified. In 227 radiographs, Bohler's and Gissane's angles were measured on two separate occasions and by two separate authors to allow(More)
This workshop is one critical outcome of a major planning activity within the U.S. Department of Energy, and the publication of a significant " road mapping " document on carbon sequestration (www.ornl.gov/carbon_sequestration/). Chapter 3 of that report deals specifically with ocean CO 2 sequestration. The strategic road mapping exercise provided essential(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish the optimal fixation of tensioned wires to the frame construct in the Ilizarov system. The usual torque to which the fixation bolts were tightened in clinical practice was established by serial testing of orthopaedic surgeons' work in our unit. The force required to produce wire slippage from the different types of(More)
Intramedullary fixation of children's diaphyseal forearm fractures is becoming the surgical technique of choice, in those cases that warrant surgical intervention. This method offers both technical advantages and patient benefits over alternative techniques and implants that have been used in the past. We present a two-centre study assessing the outcome of(More)
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