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A NEW EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM FOR TIBIAL SHAFT FRACTURES

THOMAS, Peter BM and ENNIS, O W and WAGNER, W and MOORCROFT, Christopher and OGRODNIK, Peter (2010) A NEW EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM FOR TIBIAL SHAFT FRACTURES. Orthopaedic Proceedings, 92B (SUPP 3). pp. 402-403. ISSN 2049-4416

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Introduction: In a new external fixation system for tibial fractures, accurate reduction was achieved with a complex temporary device, the Staffordshire Orthopaedic Reduction Machine (STORM) following which the fracture was fixed using a simple titanium bar fixator (IOS). The fixator was 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: Article
Additional Information: Presented at the British Limb Reconstruction Society July, 2010
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B800 Medical Technology
H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
Depositing User: Peter OGRODNIK
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2012 14:05
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 15:05
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75

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