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Techniques to improve the shear strength of impacted bone graft: the effect of particle size and washing of the graft.

Dunlop, DG and Brewster, NT and Madabhushi, SP and Usmani, AS and Pankaj, P and Howie, CR (2003) Techniques to improve the shear strength of impacted bone graft: the effect of particle size and washing of the graft. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 85-A. pp. 639-646. ISSN 0021-9355

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Abstract

When fresh morselized graft is compacted, as in impaction bone-grafting for revision hip surgery, fat and marrow fluid is either exuded or trapped in the voids between particles. We hypothesized that the presence of incompressible fluid damps and resists compressive forces during impaction and prevents the graft particles from moving into a closer formation, thus reducing the graft strength. In addition, viscous fluid such as fat may act as an interparticle lubricant, thus reducing the interlocking of the particles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone Transplantation Bone and Bones Humans Particle Size Shear Strength Specimen Handling Transplants
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:56
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2014 03:45
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