Biomechanical and functional testing of plate fixation devices for proximal phalangeal fractures.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Functional testing in fresh cadaver digits of a dorsally applied mini-H plate, a mini-straight plate, and a laterally applied mini-condylar plate demonstrated that all three significantly reduce (p less than 0.2) simulated active PIP joint flexion. The mini-condylar plate, however, provided the least reduction of any of the three plates. Biomechanical testing of the same three plates on proximal phalanx after osteotomy in apex palmar and apex dorsal direction bending showed all three plates to provide rigidity less than the intact bone.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunley, JA; Kloen, P

Published Date

  • November 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 991 - 998

PubMed ID

  • 1748770

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5023

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0363-5023(10)80057-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States