Fatigue Strength of a New Device for Treatment of Unstable Trochanteric Hip Fractures
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The fatigue resistance of a new type of flxation device for the treatment of unstable trochanteric fractures of the hip was determined. The new device (RAB-plate= Rigidity Augmentation Baixauli) is designed as a fixed, cannulated, 120 degrees angled blade plate with a buttress rod for support of the proximal, lower surface of the blade. A cyclic loading of four times body weight of a 65 kg person was used. Two types of 135 degrees compression hip screw were tested for comparison. The RAB-plate had a significantly higher fatigue resistance than the compared hip screw plates (p< 0,02 and p< 0,01; respectively).
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79545DiVA: diva2:543380