Strength recovery in fractured sheep tibia treated with a plate or an internal fixator: an experimental study with a two-year follow-up.

@article{Tepic1997StrengthRI,
  title={Strength recovery in fractured sheep tibia treated with a plate or an internal fixator: an experimental study with a two-year follow-up.},
  author={S. Tepic and Andreas R. Remiger and Keizo Morikawa and M. Predieri and S. M. Perren},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={14-23}
}
OBJECTIVES Comparison of fracture healing with two different implants: a conventional Dynamic Compression Plate (DCP) and a new internal Point Contact Fixator (PC-Fix). DESIGN Randomized, prospective study in experimental animals. Observation times: 12, 24, 48 and 96 weeks, with six sheep per group. SETTING Following surgery, animals were kept with unrestricted weight-bearing in individual stalls for 12 weeks, thereafter in groups. ANIMALS 56 adult Swiss mountain sheep. INTERVENTION A… CONTINUE READING

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