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Screw/Plate Stability in Universal Locking Plate: A Novel Internal Fixator

[+] Author Affiliations
Mehul A. Dharia, Micah A. Forstein, Rick C. Compton, Danny L. Levine

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN

Paper No. SBC2007-176232, pp. 713-714; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


The recent trend in internal fixation of fractures puts a greater emphasis on biological fixation, which involves the use of locking plates and screws [1]. While conventional plates rely on frictional forces between the plate and the bone, locking plates utilize a threaded connection between screw and plate for fixation and stability [2]. Surgeons choose either type of fixation device in treatments for specific fractures and injuries.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Stability , Screws



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