TITLE

A Biomechanical Comparison Between Two Volar Locking Plate Systems for Distal Radius Fractures

AUTHOR(S)
Li Chen; Qiang Dai; Wongworawat, Montri D.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Orthopedics;Oct2006, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p927
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The biomechanical properties of two distal radius volar locking plate systems were investigated. A cadaveric model simulating distal radius fractures with dorsal comminution was selected. The biomechanical properties of fracture fixation using the Synthes volar locking T-plate and the Hand Innovation DVR plate were characterized. The average stiffness was 137.1±19.9 N/mm for the DVR group and 119.1±9.9 N/mm for the Synthes group (P=.49), and the average changes of the opening angle describing plastic deformation were 10.1°±4.0° and 8.6°±3.2°, respectively (P=.23). This study demonstrates that both the Synthes T-plate and Hand Innovations DVR plate fixation systems show comparable biomechanical characteristics.
ACCESSION #
23055784

 

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