Comparison of Materials for Staple Pull-Out Tests

    Volume 20, Issue 3 (May 1992)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Thomas, AMC
    The Research and Teaching Centre, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Woodlands, Northfield, Birmingham,

    Pynsent, PB
    The Research and Teaching Centre, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Woodlands, Northfield, Birmingham,

    McCombe, PF
    The Research and Teaching Centre, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Woodlands, Northfield, Birmingham,

    Abstract

    Maximum pull-out forces of 16 mm bridge width staples of 10, 15, 20, and 25 mm leg length were tested in cadaver femoral metaphyseal bone. Pull-out force was related to leg length, but there was a very wide standard deviation. A plastic composite bone and beech hardwood were tested as substitutes and found to be unsuitable. A balsa wood composite was found to provide more reproducible results and is recommended for staple testing.


    Paper ID: JTE11717J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11717J

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