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GARCIA, Érika Fernanda Villamayor et al. Ex vivo biomechanical analysis of two ilium osteosyn thesis methods in dogs. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.9, pp. 1980-1986. Epub Sep 17, 2010. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782010005000147.
This study evaluated the biomechanical use of cortical allografts preserved in honey for the stabilization of transverse osteotomy of ilium in dogs, as well as the use of wire hemicerclage alone against the bending forces. Thirteen canine were tested bilaterally, where one side was stabilized with bone graft and the other with wire hemicerclage alone. The prototypes stabilized with bone graft were statistically more resistant to strength flexion than those wire hemicerclage used alone. The results showed that the use of cortical bone implants is a viable alternative for fixing the iliac osteotomy in dogs.
Keywords : pelvis; iliac fracture; bone implants; biomechanics.