Fatigue analysis of plates used for fracture stabilization in small dogs and cats.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the fatigue life of stacked and single, veterinary cuttable plates (VCP) and small, limited contact, dynamic compression plates (LC-DCP). STUDY DESIGN In vitro biomechanical study. METHODS Fracture models (constructs; n = 8) were assembled for each of 6 groups all with 8-hole plates: 2.0 mm LC-DCP; 2.4 mm LC-DCP; single 1.5/2.0 mm… (More)

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