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Evaluation Of Forearm Fixation Plate Design Using Finite Element Methods

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960111

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

857 kb

Author(s)

S.H. Saidpour, I.M. Flitta & X. Velay

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is firstly to review the performance of the existing fracture plates in terms of suitability of the design as well as the choice of materials and secondly to evaluate stress distribution in two different forearm fixation plate designs using FEA techniques. Internal fixation plates are subjected to cyclic stresses which occasionally result in the failure of the device. An ideal fracture plate must be very strong so that secure fixation can be achieved and have a sufficient flexibility to allow movement at the fracture site to generate the formation of external callus which is essential to accelerate the healing process time. The two fracture plates investigated were made from carbon fibre reinfor

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