Biomechanical analysis of a synthetic femur spiral fracture model: Influence of different materials on the stiffness in flexible intramedullary nailing.

@article{Kaiser2011BiomechanicalAO,
  title={Biomechanical analysis of a synthetic femur spiral fracture model: Influence of different materials on the stiffness in flexible intramedullary nailing.},
  author={Martin Michael Kaiser and Lucas M. Wessel and Gregor Zachert and Christina Stratmann and Rebecca Eggert and Nina Gros and Maaike Schulze-Hessing and Benjamin Kienast and Marion Rapp},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={592-7}
}
BACKGROUND Flexible intramedullary nail fixation of dislocated diaphyseal femur fractures has gained wide acceptance for children and adolescents with open physes. Studies with a special emphasis on complications reveal frequent problems regarding stability, usually in complex fracture types such as spiral fractures and in older children weighing >40kg. This biomechanical study analyses how much the material of the nails influences the stiffness in a synthetic bone model. METHODS Twenty-four… CONTINUE READING