Fixation of experimental osteotomies with bioabsorbable SR-polylactide-polyglycolide (80/20) polymeric rods.

@article{Mkel2008FixationOE,
  title={Fixation of experimental osteotomies with bioabsorbable SR-polylactide-polyglycolide (80/20) polymeric rods.},
  author={E Antero M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Esa K. Partio and Timo Juutilainen and Kimmo L{\"a}hteenkorva and Pertti T{\"o}rm{\"a}l{\"a} and Pentti Rokkanen},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={1061-7}
}
Self-reinforced polylactide-polyglycolide (80/20) composite rods, 2 mm in diameter and 36 mm in length, were implanted into the dorsal subcutaneous tissue of 20 rabbits. Osteotomies of the distal femur were fixed with these rods (2x15 mm) in the rabbits. The follow-up times varied from 3 to 104 weeks. After sacrifice, three-point bending and shear tests and… CONTINUE READING