Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4864

Author

Adam Jon Zysk

Date

2017

Date of Award

4-13-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Committee Chair

Gladius Lewis

Committee Member

Teong Tan

Abstract

Although surgical fixation of distal radius (DRFs) treated using a fixed-angle volar locking plate system is very popular, there is place for novel alternative fixation methods, such as the prototype of a novel intramedullary injectable bioresorbable polymer-bioresorbable balloon osteosynthesis (IPBO) system presented in the present study. The purpose of this study was to use construct fatigue testing and the finite element analysis (FEA) method to conduct a parametric study in which the compressive longitudinal stiffness (CLS) and maximum von Mises stress (σVMM) (and, hence, calculated factor of safety against elastic failure (FOS)) of a construct comprising a simulated DRF fixated using the IPBO (SIPBO Construct) were compared to the corresponding values for a construct comprising the same simulated DRF fixated using a volar locking plate system (SVLP Construct).

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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