Biomechanical testing of two devices for internal fixation of fractured ribs.

@article{Campbell2010BiomechanicalTO,
  title={Biomechanical testing of two devices for internal fixation of fractured ribs.},
  author={Nicole A Campbell and Martin Richardson and Phillip N Antippa},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={1234-8}
}
BACKGROUND An intramedullary screw (Portland Orthopaedics, St. Clair, MI) and Inion (Tampere, Finland) Orthopaedic Trauma Plating System (OTPS) mesh for use for internal fixation of fractured ribs have not previously undergone biomechanical testing. The aim of this study is to compare the biomechanics of intact ribs undergoing four-point bending to the biomechanics of fractured ribs fixed with each of the two devices to determine which device provides superior fixation. STUDY Thirty fresh… CONTINUE READING
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