Intrinsic passive stiffness of 2 constructs of varus proximal femoral osteotomy: external fixator or blade plate.

@article{Paliobeis2010IntrinsicPS,
  title={Intrinsic passive stiffness of 2 constructs of varus proximal femoral osteotomy: external fixator or blade plate.},
  author={Christos P Paliobeis and Anastasios D. Kanellopoulos and George Christos Babis and Evangelos A. Magnissalis and Jonathan C. Catling and Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos and Panayotis N. Soucacos},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          351-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the published clinical evidence of the implementation of external fixation of proximal femoral osteotomies, there is lack of specific laboratory justification. METHODS Two groups of 5 adult composite femur constructs of varus proximal femoral osteotomy were tested under incremental and cyclical loading of up to 600N along the mechanical axis. Five were fixed with a blade plate and another 5 with a monolateral external fixator. Load versus displacement curves were produced… CONTINUE READING
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