Healing of fractures with freeze-dried cortical bone plates. Comparison with compression plating

T. Malinin, Loren L. Latta, J. L. Wagner, M. D. Brown

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Abstract

The healing of fractures of the radius with internal fixation by stainless-steel compression plates was compared with fractures fixed with freeze-dried bone-plate allografts. Fractures fixed with metallic plates gained slightly less than half the biomechanical strength of the contralateral control bone and healed without noticeable external callus formation. Bone-plated fractures regained three-fourths of the biomechanical strength of controls and healed by forming an external callus. Bone-plate allografts were eventually incorporated in the host bone. Allograft plates were vascularized and remodeled into cancellous bone in the process of incorporation in the host bones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNO. 190
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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