Effect of dynamization on gap healing of diaphyseal fractures under external fixation.

@article{Claes1995EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dynamization on gap healing of diaphyseal fractures under external fixation.},
  author={Lutz Claes and H J Wilke and Peter Augat and S. R{\"u}benacker and K J Margevicius},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={1995},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={227-234}
}
We asked whether dynamization of externally fixed diaphyseal fractures could improve bone healing in comparison to rigid fixation of fractures having similar remaining gap sizes. To answer this question we evaluated metatarsal osteotomies in 12 sheep. The osteotomy with a 0.6-mm gap was stabilized with a specially designed high bending and torsional stiffness external ring fixator. Osteotomies in six sheep were stabilized rigidly (axial movement < 0.06 mm) or dynamically (axial movement 0.15-0… CONTINUE READING
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