Advisor

McLaughlin, Ronald M.

Committee Member

Elder, Steven H.

Committee Member

Linford, Robert

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Veterinary Medical Science

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

Fractures occur commonly in veterinary medicine and are usually the result of vehicular trauma. Traditionally, comminuted mid-diaphyseal fractures are repaired with an interlocking nail, dynamic compression plate, or combination of a bone plate with an intramedullary pin. In recent years, the locking compression plate has gained popularity in human orthopedics due to its biomechanical characteristics and stability in osteoporotic or periprosthetic bone. In addition, the plate may be applied in a percutaneous manner, thereby allowing for biological osteosynthesis. This study evaluates the combination of a locking compression plate and an intramedullary pin in a Delrin rod gap model. Modalities tested include axial load to failure, torsion, and cyclic loading.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19326

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