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Cyclical micromovement and fracture healing.

Abstract:

We studied 56 patients with fractures of the tibial shaft in a multicentre prospective randomised trial of three methods of external fixation. Group I was treated with a fixator which was unlocked at 4 to 6 weeks to allow free axial compression (axial dynamisation) with weight-bearing. Group II was treated with a fixator that was similarly unlocked at 4 to 6 weeks but included a small silicone spring which on weight-bearing could be compressed by up to 2 mm. this spring returns to its origina...

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Noordeen, MH More by this author
Shergill, NS More by this author
Jackson, AM More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
77
Issue:
4
Pages:
645-648
Publication date:
1995-07-05
ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:1c8efe43-20f9-47fd-bbac-7707aa647da0
Source identifiers:
109561
Local pid:
pubs:109561

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