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The design of a fracture movement transducer

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The literature on bone growth, fracture healing, fracture treatment and the effects of forces and movements on these is reviewed. Some methods of assessing the progress of fracture union are considered. The conclusion from this is that a fracture movement transducer is needed for use on an external fracture fixator, and the design criteria are outlined.

The possible types of transducers are considered and a system of light falling on lateral effect photodetectors was used. The line...

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University of Oxford
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Dept. of Engineering Science
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Publication date:
1985
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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602835019
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English
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