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dc.creatorSandel, Mark Eugene
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T22:42:34Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T22:42:34Z
dc.date.created1995
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1995-THESIS-S263
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dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
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dc.description.abstractExternal skeletal fixation is commonly used for treatment of many orthopedic diseases and injuries in both human and animal patients. It is mainly used for support of fractures during the healing process. Research on the loosening of transfixation pins is commonly done but usually focuses on the pin-bone interaction. This study focused on the pin-clamp interaction by testing five different clamps. It involved loading the pin at a distance of 1.5 inches from the positioning rod. A transverse load was then applied until the pin deflected 6 millimeters. The clamps were tested in both a tightening and a loosening direction with respect to the torque applied to the bolt by the loaded pin. In addition, one type of clamp was loaded in a cyclic mode. The results of the study show that the direction of the clamp had no effect on the peak load of that clamp. It also showed that cutting the clamp in half, which has definite clinical advantages, did not affect the peak load for the clamp.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectbioengineering.en
dc.subjectMajor bioengineering.en
dc.titleStability of external skeletal fixation clampsen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinebioengineeringen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
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