Metaphyseal fracture healing follows similar biomechanical rules as diaphyseal healing.

@article{Claes2011MetaphysealFH,
  title={Metaphyseal fracture healing follows similar biomechanical rules as diaphyseal healing.},
  author={Lutz Claes and Martina Reusch and Melanie J. Goeckelmann and Michael Ohnmacht and Tim Wehner and Michael Amling and Frank Timo Beil and Anita Ignatius},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={425-32}
}
It is generally supposed that the pattern of fracture healing in trabecular metaphyseal bone differs from that of diaphyseal fractures. However, few experimental studies to date have been performed, even though clinically many fractures occur in metaphyseal bone. Particularly, the influence of biomechanical factors has not yet been investigated under… CONTINUE READING