Bioabsorbable pin fixation of intercarpal joints: an evaluation of fixation stiffness.

@article{Puttlitz1997BioabsorbablePF,
  title={Bioabsorbable pin fixation of intercarpal joints: an evaluation of fixation stiffness.},
  author={Christian M. Puttlitz and Brian D. Adams and Thomas D. Brown},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={149-153}
}
OBJECTIVE: Bioabsorbable pins made of poly-p-dioxanone (Johnson and Johnson Orthopaedics, Raynham, Massachusetts) were compared to steel pins in the fixation of the scapholunate and lunotriquetral intercarpal joints of the wrist. DESIGN: An in vitro experiment was performed using fresh-frozen cadaver wrists. BACKGROUND: In the surgical treatment of wrist ligament injuries, temporary intercarpal joint fixation is required. Although steel pins are currently used, there are several clinical… CONTINUE READING

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