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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira

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BORGES, José Humberto de Souza et al. Morphological evaluation of eccentric sets guide-plates of dcp-l 4.5 mm. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp.13-16. ISSN 1413-7852.

OBJECTIVE: To carry out isolated and comparative evaluations of the measurements of the set eccentric guide plates used in 4.5mm surgical implants, and to determine the effect of these measurements on compression strength. METHODS: Four eccentric guides, (or guide plates?) four large dynamic compression plates (L-DCP) from four local manufacturers, and a Vonder® 200 mm caliper brand were used. Five standard parameter measurements were created for the set eccentric guide-plate, which were identified as A to E. Four sets were made, using materials of the same factory, and identified as groups I to IV. The analyses were performed by  measuring all the parameters from a ventral view of the plate, with the eccentric guide placed in the plate hole. RESULTS: Groups I and II showed the same values for all the parameters. All the groups showed the same measurements for E = 8.15 e B = 3.60. Group III: A = 8.10mm, C = 3.25mm, D = 1.25mm. Group IV: A = 7.00mm, C = 3.10mm, D = 0.30mm. Maximum compression force was (F Max.): Group I 80.58 N, Group. II: F Max.  81.63 N, Group. III: F Max. 36.32N, Group. IV: F Max. 37.52N CONCLUSION: The measurements evaluated show a lack of standardization in the manufacture of orthopedic instruments and its effects on the values for compression strength. Level of Evidence: Level III, analytical study.

Keywords : Fracture fixation, internal [methods]; Bone plates; Bone screws; Biomechanics.

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