Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Biomechanical evaluation of locking compression plate/rod constructs and limited contact-dynamic compression plate/rod constructs in a gap model
by Maxwell, Wilburn Maret, III, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2012, 55; 1509125
Abstract (Summary)

Fractures occur commonly in veterinary medicine and are usually the result of vehicular trauma. Traditionally, comminuted mid-diaphyseal fractures are repaired with an interlocking nail, dynamic compression plate, or combination of a bone plate with an intramedullary pin. In recent years, the locking compression plate has gained popularity in human orthopedics due to its biomechanical characteristics and stability in osteoporotic or periprosthetic bone. In addition, the plate may be applied in a percutaneous manner, thereby allowing for biological osteosynthesis. This study evaluates the combination of a locking compression plate and an intramedullary pin in a Delrin rod gap model. Modalities tested include axial load to failure, torsion, and cyclic loading.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McLaughlin, Ronald M.
Commitee: Elder, Steve, Linford, Bob
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Veterinary Medicine
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Biomechanics, Veterinary services
Keywords: Locking plates, Plate rods
Publication Number: 1509125
ISBN: 9781267296436
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