Screw head plugs increase the fatigue strength of stainless steel, but not of titanium, locking plates

@inproceedings{Hung2018ScrewHP,
  title={Screw head plugs increase the fatigue strength of stainless steel, but not of titanium, locking plates},
  author={L-W. Hung and C-K. Chao and J-R. Huang and Jung-Yaw Lin},
  booktitle={Bone & joint research},
  year={2018}
}
Objectives Screw plugs have been reported to increase the fatigue strength of stainless steel locking plates. The objective of this study was to examine and compare this effect between stainless steel and titanium locking plates. Methods Custom-designed locking plates with identical structures were fabricated from stainless steel and a titanium alloy. Three types of plates were compared: type I unplugged plates; type II plugged plates with a 4 Nm torque; and type III plugged plates with a 12… CONTINUE READING

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