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Relation of Plate Strain and Distance Between Plate and Bone

Boonthum Wongchai1
  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Si Racha, Kasetsart University, 199 M.6, Tungsukhla, Si Racha, Chonburi, 20230, Thailand

Abstract

The Limited Contact Dynamics Compression Plate (LC-DCP) is normally used in bone fractured with the locking screws. The released distance between the LC-DCP and the bone could bring about the convenience of periosteal blood transportation. However the exceeding distance may cause the plate strain reach yield point and make the LC-DCP deform into plastic zone. This research proposes a study of the effect of the distance between the LC-DCP and the bone on the strain in the LC-DCP. The strains at all points are increased when the distance increases. The maximum strains occur at the middle point of the LC-DCP near the fracture gab for all varied distances.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 11, 2013, 1480-1483

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.1480.1483

Submitted On: 1 March 2013 Published On: 5 October 2013

How to Cite: Wongchai, B. (2013). Relation of Plate Strain and Distance Between Plate and Bone. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 10(11), 1480-1483. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2013.1480.1483

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Keywords

  • LC-DCP
  • Limited Contact Dynamics Compression Plate
  • Locking Plate
  • Femur Fracture