Date of Award
Master of Science
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).
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Zysk, Adam Jon, "Exploratory Biomechanical Comparison of a Volar Locking Plate and a Notional Innovative Intramedullary Device for Surgical Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1576.