Assessment of the effect of hybrid implant systems in the Ilizarov fixator on the stability of fragments of the femur subjected to elongation

Czasopismo : Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Tytuł artykułu : Assessment of the effect of hybrid implant systems in the Ilizarov fixator on the stability of fragments of the femur subjected to elongation

Autorzy :
Gentle, R.
Nottingham Trent University, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Burtton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU, United Kingdom, richard.gentle@ntu.ac.uk,
Filipiak, J.
Wrocław University of Technology [Politechnika Wrocławska], Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław,
Abstrakty : Possible ways of improving the stability of the fragments of the femur under elongation by introducing hybrid implant systems (the Kirschner wires and the Schanz screws) into the Ilizarov fixator structure were explored. Laboratory studies were conducted on physical models with the fixator mounted on a pipe section modelling the femur shaft. Ten modifications of the Ilizarov fixator were developed and tested. The designs differed in the kind and configuration of implants. The effect of the developed Ilizarov fixator designs was examined by comparing the coefficients of axial, transversal and torsional rigidity of the structures. The research results clearly show that the Ilizarov fixator's rigidity (particularly transversal rigidity) coefficients can be considerably increased by replacing the Kirschner wires with the Schanz screws or using hybrid systems of these implants. As a result, the stability of the femur fragments improves and so does the quality of the regenerated bone, which makes it possible to reduce the treatment time to a minimum.

Słowa kluczowe : kość udowa, wydłużanie kości, Ilizarov external fixator, femur elongation, mechanical characteristic,
Wydawnictwo : Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej
Rocznik : 2001
Numer : Vol. 3, nr 1
Strony : 15 – 24
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DOI :
Cytuj : Gentle, R. ,Filipiak, J. , Assessment of the effect of hybrid implant systems in the Ilizarov fixator on the stability of fragments of the femur subjected to elongation. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics Vol. 3, nr 1/2001
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