Timely fracture-healing requires optimization of axial fixation stability.

  title={Timely fracture-healing requires optimization of axial fixation stability.},
  author={Devakara R. Epari and Jean-Pierre Kassi and Hanna Schell and Georg N. Duda},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={89 7},
BACKGROUND Bone-healing is known to be sensitive to the mechanical stability of fixation. However, the influence on healing of the individual components of fixation stiffness remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the initial in vitro fixation stiffness and the strength and stiffness of the callus after nine weeks. We hypothesized that axial stiffness would determine the healing outcome. METHODS A standardized midshaft osteotomy of the right tibia… CONTINUE READING
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