original article Wien Med Wochenschr (2018) 168:254–260 DOI 10.1007/s10354-017-0551-9 Comparative biomechanical analysis of three implants used in bicondylar tibial fractures Cosmin Ioan Faur · Bogdan Niculescu Received: 24 September 2016 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published online: 15 March 2017 © Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Summary Introduction Background Currently, the most difﬁcult-to-treat tib- ial plateau fractures are complex, comminuted frac- Tibial plateau fractures are intra-articular fractures of tures, which result from high-energy trauma. The the knee joint that generally result from axial loads anatomical reconstruction of the articular surface and (falls from height) combined with a varus or valgus the preservation of the soft tissue envelope are re- position of the distal segment of the limb. Within quired for a good functional result. The aim of this this category of fractures the most difﬁcult-to-treat study is to perform a biomechanical evaluation of are complex comminuted fractures which result from three constructs used in the treatment of bicondylar high-energy trauma such as vehicle accidents. The fractures: the L-shaped plate, the LCP locking plate, difﬁcult reconstruction of the articular surface and and the hybrid external ﬁxator. the concomitant damage to soft tissues which has to Methods We used 30 experimental models
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Published: Mar 15, 2017
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