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dc.contributor.authorWagoner, Amanda Len
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorZindl, Claudiaen
dc.contributor.authorLitsky, Alanen
dc.contributor.authorOrsher, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorBen-Amotz, Ronen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-11T10:36:58Z
dc.date.available2018-06-11T10:36:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-05en
dc.identifier.issn0932-0814
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/276839
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Various materials are used to construct splints for mid-diaphyseal tibial fracture stabilization. The objective of this study was to compare construct stiffness and inter-fragmentary (bone) motion when fiberglass (FG) or thermoplastic (TP) splints are applied to either the lateral or cranial aspect of the tibia in a mid-diaphyseal fracture model. Methods: A coaptation bandage was applied to eight cadaveric canine pelvic limbs, with a custom formed splint made of either FG or TP material applied to either the lateral or cranial aspect of the tibia. Four-point bending tests were performed to evaluate construct stiffness and inter-fragmentary motion in both frontal and sagittal planes. Results: For a given material, FG or TP, construct stiffness was not affected by splint location. Construct stiffness was significantly higher with cranial FG splints than with cranial TP splints (p<0.05) but this difference was less evident when comparing splints applied laterally (P=0.15). Inter-fragmentary motions in the sagittal and frontal planes were similar across splint types for cranial splints, but for lateral splints there was a 64% reduction in frontal plane motion when FG was used as the splint material (p=0.03). Clinical Significance: FG produces a stiffer construct but the difference is not reflected in a reduction in inter-fragmentary motion. For lateral splints, FG splints are associated with reduced inter-fragmentary motion as compared to TP and may therefore have slight superiority for this application.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherSchattauer
dc.subjectHindlimben
dc.subjectStifleen
dc.subjectAnimalsen
dc.subjectDogsen
dc.subjectTibial Fracturesen
dc.subjectCadaveren
dc.subjectGlassen
dc.subjectMaterials Testingen
dc.subjectSplintsen
dc.subjectStress, Mechanicalen
dc.subjectBiomechanical Phenomenaen
dc.titleEvaluating Stiffness of Fibreglass and Thermoplastic Splint Materials and Inter-fragmentary Motion in a Canine Tibial Fracture Model.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage181
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameVeterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.Ten
prism.startingPage176
prism.volume31en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.24119
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1055/s-0038-1637744en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05en
dc.contributor.orcidAllen, Matthew [0000-0001-8535-3937]
dc.identifier.eissn2567-6911
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-04-16


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