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The use of a resorbable augmentation device to secure plating of osteoporotic bones. An in vitro study.
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PMID:  9349956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteotomies in porotic human cadaveric humeri were fixed with metallic plates and screws in 3 experimental groups. In group I, osteotomies of the 3 arbitrarily chosen humeri were plated without reinforcement. The osteotomies of the contralateral 3 humeri were plated after reinforcement with a poly(L-lactide) augmentation device. In group II, osteotomies on one side were plated without reinforcement, but those of the contralateral humeri were plated after reinforcement with methylmethacrylate. In group III, the osteotomies of 3 humeri were plated and reinforced with poly(L-lactide) and in the 3 contralateral humeri were plated after reinforcement with methylmethacrylate. The pullout strength for screws from bones augmented with poly(L-lactide) was identical to those where methylmethacrylate had been used. The bones with poly(L-lactide) augmentation had a higher torsional stiffness than those with methylmethacrylate cement and those which were not reinforced. Resorbable polymeric medullary augmentation devices can be used to enhance plating of osteoporotic bones.
P Mainil-Varlet; J Cordey; M Landolt; S Gogolewski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-05     Completed Date:  1998-01-05     Revised Date:  2013-04-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Polymer Research, AO/ASIF Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Cements
Bone Plates*
Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
Fractures, Bone / complications
Lactic Acid
Osteoarthritis / complications*
Polyglycolic Acid
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Prosthesis Design
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements; 0/Methylmethacrylates; 0/Polymers; 0/polylactic acid-polyglycolic acid copolymer; 26009-03-0/Polyglycolic Acid; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid; 80-62-6/Methylmethacrylate; 9011-14-7/Polymethyl Methacrylate

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