OPTIMIZATION OF FABRICATION TECHNIQUES FOR A SEMI-ABSORBABLE COMPOSITE BONE PLATE.

M. Zimmerman, J. R. Parsons, S. Lin, H. Alexander

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Abstract

An ongoing experiment in the authors' laboratory has involved the optimization of a flexible partially absorbable composite bone plate. The plate is relatively rigid initially. As time progresses, however, the matrix is absorbed, the rigidity declines and load is transferred to the bone. This gradual transference of load promotes a more normal bone remodeling and prevents osteoporosis. Composite materials, however, can be difficult to produce and are very sensitive to any perturbation in a fabrication process. An experiment is presented comparing different molding procedures and their effect on the mechanical properties of a composite bone plate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-148
Number of pages2
JournalAdvances in Bioengineering
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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