The effect of staple size, orientation, and number on torsional fracture fixation stability.

@article{Bechtold1993TheEO,
  title={The effect of staple size, orientation, and number on torsional fracture fixation stability.},
  author={Joan E. Bechtold and J. Douglas Meidt and Thomas F. Varecka and Paolo Bianco},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1993},
  volume={297},
  pages={
          210-7
        }
}
Staples have been used for fixation of metaphyseal fractures, but there are no guidelines for placing the staples to ensure maximum fixation stability. This study investigated the effect of staple size, orientation, and number on torsional stability in simulated transverse fractures. Six homogeneous foam cylinders were cut transversely, stapled back together using a power driver, and rotated coaxially on a servohydraulic test system. Staples with bridge widths of 7, 10, 13, and 16 mm, and leg… CONTINUE READING

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