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 2049-4416Full text not available from this repository.
Abstract or description
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.
|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|
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