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A new device to reduce the risk of post-operative complications following median sternotomy is proposed, made of a superelastic shape memory alloy and called a braided tubular superelastic (BTS) suture. This study compares the viability of the BTS suture with that of the standard monofilament stainless steel (MSS) suture. A custom test bench was developed(More)
Cable-grip systems are commonly used for greater trochanteric reattachment because they have provided the best fixation performance to date, even though they have a rather high complication rate. A novel reattachment system is proposed with the aim of improving fixation stability. It consists of a Y-shaped fixation plate combined with locking screws and(More)
UNLABELLED Cerclage cables have proven to be very useful in the orthopedic field for bones stabilization and plate fixation but the initial enthusiasm for metallic cables has declined with their high complication rates. Metal materials provide limited elastic deformation compromising their ability to maintain compression. This study compares the mechanical(More)
This work is focused on the fatigue properties of the braided hollow tubular cables for bone fixation made of superelastic Ti-Ni filaments. To evaluate the fatigue life of the cable and the impact of braiding on fatigue life, a comparative study was conducted on both the braided cable and the single filament. The results of strain-controlled fatigue testing(More)
  • 2011
Greater trochanter (GT) detachment can occur following a fracture or an osteotomy. In all cases, it is imperative to fix the fragment. In the past, different wires or cables cerclage technique were used. Nowadays, cable grip systems are usually used to maintain the GT. But these systems show important issues which can lead to bone healing failure. In order(More)
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