Effect on the femur of a new hip fracture preventive system using dropped-weight impact testing.

Abstract

To reduce hip fractures during falls, we devised a new hip fracture preventive system to attenuate impact on the greater trochanteric region and studied the effects of the system on the femur. Twelve coupled, embalmed, cadaveric femora were used. Right femora were fractured without protection as a control and compared with left femora covered by the… (More)

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