The Role of Locking Plate Stiffness in Bone Fracture Healing Stabilized by Far Cortical Locking Technique
Saeed Miramini, Lihai Zhang, Martin Richardson, Priyan Mendis
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL METHODS | WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD | Published : 2018
The locking plate fixations have been developed to enhance bone healing by wide bridging of the fracture and allowing some level of interfragmentary movement (IFM) at the fracture site. However, the IFM induced by conventional locking plate constructs is not uniform at the fracture site and so result in asymmetric callus formation, and ultimately delayed healing. The far cortical locking technique has been recently innovated to address this issue by inducing a uniform IFM. However, the far cortical locking technique is still in its infancy and more research efforts are required before its practical clinical application. Using the theory of porous media and computational methods, this study i..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank Epworth HealthCare and the University of Melbourne for their support.