• The device focuses on the concept of internal fixation with consideration for the natural frequency of the bone. (google.co.uk)
  • When used for long bone fractures, the device is an intramedullar flexible bar, with which we apply adjustable and measurable axial prestressing in order to compress the bone fragments and preload the bone. (google.co.uk)
  • By doing so we compress the bone fragments in order to neutralize the tension forces on the fracture and to avoid interfragmentary motions. (google.co.uk)
  • The clavicle is a bone frequently fractured through a number of mechanisms. (scielo.org.za)
  • The present invention relates generally to implantable devices for treating femoral fractures, and specifically to an intramedullary system for coupling bone portions across a fracture. (google.es)
  • The invention relates to a bone screw, particularly for use with external splints in fracture stabilization, comprising an elongate cylindrical body (2) of predetermined length and diameter tapering into a threaded end portion (5) which terminates with a tip (6), and an opposite screw-handling end (3). (google.com)
  • This invention broadly relates to a bone screw useful for fastening external splints, as applied to a fractured limb by orthopedic surgery in order to stabilize the bone fracture. (google.com)
  • As it is well known in this specific technical field, one of the most effective methods for stabilizing bone fractures is based on the use of external splints, whereby fractures at particularly delicate locations, e.g. close to the joints, or fractures with attendant serious injury of the cutaneous tissue, can be set in all those cases in which the traditional plaster could be unsuitable or even impracticable. (google.com)
  • Such splints are fastened at their opposite ends to respective undamaged portions of the broken bone, specifically to opposite sides of the fracture. (google.com)
  • 4,969,888 and 5,108,404 disclose apparatus and methods using expandable structures in cancellous bone for the fixation of fractures or other osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic conditions of human and animal bones. (google.co.uk)
  • Systems and methods treat fractured or diseased bone by deploying more than a single therapeutic tool into the bone. (google.de)
  • In these products, BMPs are delivered to the site of the fracture by being incorporated into a bone implant, and released gradually to allow bone formation, as the growth stimulation by BMPs must be localized and sustained for some weeks. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lower complication rate associated with the use of the IMHS implant could be attributable in part to the learning curve in the use of intramedullary implants. (ovid.com)
  • The causes were related to the incision of the rotator cuff for implant fixation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • AP and lateral radiographs demonstrating hypertrophic nonunion of distal humeral periprosthetic fracture. (hindawi.com)
  • This non-union was addressed via a posterior triceps split, debridement of the non-union site, application of DBX putty (Synthes), and fixation with an extra-articular distal humeral locking compression plate (Synthes). (hindawi.com)
  • The treatment of humeral fractures remains controversial. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The Gamma group also included three cases of intraoperative trochanteric extension of the fracture versus none in the IMHS group. (ovid.com)
  • The IMHS group included two mechanical fixation failures. (ovid.com)
  • IMHS fixation had shown promising results in previous publications. (handsurgery.org)
  • The invention refers to a prosthetic device for the application of simultaneous axial and transversal prestressing to obtain stable and elastic osteosynthesis of fractures. (google.co.uk)
  • Twentynine patients (31 clavicle fractures - two patients sustained bilateral fractures), 18 males and 11 females with a mean age of 28 years attended the schedule data collection visit and were included in the study. (scielo.org.za)
  • Although most fractures are benign and heal with minimal attention to give excellent results, some clavicle fractures need extra attention for satisfactory results to be achieved. (scielo.org.za)
  • Clavicle fractures are common fractures comprising 2.6%-4% of all adult fractures and account for 35% of injuries to the shoulder girdle. (scielo.org.za)
  • 2 Fractures of the middle third of the clavicle account for 69% of fractures of the clavicle. (scielo.org.za)
  • The overall incidence has been reported to be up to 184 fractures per 100,000 persons per year, of which 20-30% occur in the elderly. (heartofengland.nhs.uk)
  • Ninety-eight percent of all hip fractures occur in people over the age of fifty, with the average age being seventy-nine for females and seventy-four for males. (google.com)
  • Hip fractures occur at a frequency of 9.6/1000 people-translating into 240,000 hip fractures per year in the U.S. alone. (google.com)
  • we made a longitudinal incision 1 cm lateral to the tibial crest, expose the fracture, and retract the muscles laterally. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The device for fracture fixation comprises a "tendon" (i.e, a tensionable wire) least one deformable element at the focus of the fracture, with the tendon and the deformable element being disposed almost parallel, whereby the device further comprises compression means to apply a compression force to the deformable element(s), so that the deformable element(s) deform(s) laterally. (google.co.uk)
  • The treatment of these special fractures has been a point of controversy and debate. (scielo.org.za)
  • Therefore, periodic evaluations and follow-up of patients submitted to any type of treatment to correct these fractures are fundamental. (biomedcentral.com)