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Wire tensioning with integrated load-cell in the Ilizarov orthopedic external fixation system

Chondros, TG and Deligianni, DD and Milidonis, KF and Chondrou, IT and Margaronis, G (2014) Wire tensioning with integrated load-cell in the Ilizarov orthopedic external fixation system. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 79. pp. 109-123. ISSN 0094-114X

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Abstract

A new K-wire gripping configuration of the Ilizarov wire tensioning and hold assembly with an integrated load-cell is presented here. The method addresses two critical issues that appear in K-wire clamping assemblies in use, slippage and re-tensioning, being the major shortcomings of the standard fixation methods. The new grip can be re-tensioned by the patient, according to the load-cell measurements and the physician's instructions. The new design provides the advantages of a more accurate axial alignment of the K-wires, limited prestress loss, and lack of slippage. Detailed design with a commercially available solid modeling software and spread-sheet computation capability offers design flexibility for custom made solutions to adapt different patient's needs. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div A > Turbomachinery
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:35
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:08
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