The effects of nail rigidity on fracture healing in rats with osteoporosis

@inproceedings{Sha2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of nail rigidity on fracture healing in rats with osteoporosis},
  author={Mo Sha and Zheng Guo and Jun Fu and Jing Li and Chao Fan Yuan and Lei Shi and Shu Jun Li},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stress shielding from rigid internal fixation may lead to refracture after removal of the osteosynthesis material. We investigated the effect of a low-rigidity (Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn) intramedullary nail regarding stress shielding and bone healing of osteoporotic fractures in the rat. METHODS 40 female Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 3 months… CONTINUE READING