Does partial weight bearing unload a healing bone in external ring fixation?

@article{Duda2003DoesPW,
  title={Does partial weight bearing unload a healing bone in external ring fixation?},
  author={Georg N. Duda and Barbara Bartmeyer and Simon Sporrer and W. Rowland Taylor and Michael Raschke and N. P. Haas},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={388},
  pages={298-304}
}
Partial weight bearing is thought to unload and protect the healing bone. Until now, there has been no objective method of assessing the amount of weight placed on the healing zone by the patient. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of partial weight bearing on the loading of the healing bone in tibial osteotomies. Six patients with complex tibial osteotomies, stabilized with Ilizarov ring fixator constructs, took part in this study. Three-dimensional interfragmentary movements… CONTINUE READING

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Interfragmentary motion in tibial osteotomies stabilized with ring fixators.

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