Development of an animal model of acetabular fractures.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A closed intraarticular fracture is a complex injury that consists of a physical disruption of the subchondral bone and articular surface, and an impaction injury to the articular surface that occurs at the time of the fracture. Few experimental models have been able to incorporate the elements of displaced articular fractures and blunt impaction injury to the articular surface. This work details the initial stages of an attempt to develop such model. Using a model of a dorsal wall fracture of the acetabulum in a goat, we have developed a bench-top method for assessing articular contact stress. Additionally, preliminary in vivo survival data are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, SA; Connolly, EA; Smith, S; Hamel, AJ; Sharkey, NA; Bay, BK

Published Date

  • June 2004

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 64 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 15232428

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.blo.0000131491.63550.4b


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States