The effects of bone plug length and screw diameter on the holding strength of bone-tendon-bone grafts.

@article{Pomeroy1998TheEO,
  title={The effects of bone plug length and screw diameter on the holding strength of bone-tendon-bone grafts.},
  author={Gregory C. Pomeroy and Marilyn Baltz and Klaus. Pierz and Michael Nowak and Wendy Post and John P. Fulkerson},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={148-52}
}
The effect of bone plug length and Kurosaka screw (DePuy, Warsaw, IN) diameter on graft holding strength of the bone-tendon-bone construct was determined. Random length porcine bone plugs were assigned to fixation with 7 or 9 mm Kurosaka screws. Peak load to failure was determined. There was a significant decrease in peak load to failure of the 5-mm long bone plugs compared with longer bone plugs. No difference was found between longer lengths of bone plug in either the 7- or 9-mm screw… CONTINUE READING

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