American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Effect of the Configuration of the Screw Fixation on the Interfragmentary Strain

Boonthum Wongchai

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.842.845

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 6

Pages 842-845

Abstract

Problem statement: The interfragmentary strain (εIF) is the important parameter for femur fracture healing. The Dynamic Compression Plate (DCP) is commonly used in femur fracture. The DCP and the fractured femur are fixed by using the conventional screws. Approach: This research is proposed to investigate the effect of configuration of the screw fixation on the interfragmentary stain by using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), eight configurations of the screw fixation with the body load of 400 and 500 N. Results: The experimental results show that the relation of εIF and screws are the polynomial equations. Conclusion: We can decrease the interfragmentary strain by adding the number of screw with the groups of screw configuration.

Copyright

© 2012 Boonthum Wongchai. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.