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A NEW EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM FOR TIBIAL SHAFT FRACTURES

THOMAS, Peter and OGRODNIK, Peter and MOORCROFT, Christopher and OCKENDEN, Matthew (2011) A NEW EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM FOR TIBIAL SHAFT FRACTURES. In: OTA Annual Meeting, Oct 12-15, 2011, San Antonio, Texas , USA.

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Abstract or description

In a new external fi xation system for tibial fractures, accurate reduction was achieved with a complex
temporary device, the Staffordshire Orthopaedic Reduction Machine (STORM) following which the fracture
was fi xed using a simple but mechanically sophisticated fi xator (IOS). The fi xator is designed to allow
controlled bending to optimise movement at the fracture site for callus growth. Ideal mechanical properties
are approached: elastic return is to the reduced position; epicentric placement minimises shear and distraction
on weightbearing; integral healing assessment measures bending stiffness. The device is single-use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B800 Medical Technology
H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
J900 Others in Technology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
Depositing User: Peter OGRODNIK
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 14:18
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 09:20
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53

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