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Lateral drill holes decrease strength of the femur: An observational study using finite element and experimental analyses

Fox, Melanie; Scarvell, Jennifer M; Smith, Paul; Kalyanasundaram, Shankar; Stachurski, Zbigniew


Background: Internal fixation of femoral fractures requires drilling holes through the cortical bone of the shaft of the femur. Intramedullary suction reduces the fat emboli produced by reaming and nailing femoral fractures but requires four suction porta

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
DOI: 10.1186/1749-799X-8-29


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