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The effect of axial tension on the load bearing capacity of traction pins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7435176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skeletal traction is often used in the conservative treatment of fractures. Although a small diameter traction pin causes less trauma, its use is limited by the strength of the pin and the holding power of the bone. Both theoretical analysis and in vitro experiments were conducted to investigate the bending resistance of traction pins subjected to an applied traction force. The results of this study indicate that thin K-wires could be prevented by applying tension. The possibility of a pin cutting through bone is minimal if the cortical bone structure of the patient is normal. However, further in vivo study is necessary to ascertain whether necrosis might occur due to excessive contact stress between the pin and the bone.
S Saha; A Mack; J A Albright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-29     Completed Date:  1981-01-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-14     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / physiology
Fractures, Bone / surgery
Tensile Strength
Traction / instrumentation,  methods*
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