American Journal of Applied Sciences

Relation of Plate Strain and Distance Between Plate and Bone

Boonthum Wongchai

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2013.1480.1483

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 11

Pages 1480-1483


The Limited Contact Dynamics Compression Plate (LC-DCP) is normally used in bone fractured with the locking screws. The released distance between the LC-DCP and the bone could bring about the convenience of periosteal blood transportation. However the exceeding distance may cause the plate strain reach yield point and make the LC-DCP deform into plastic zone. This research proposes a study of the effect of the distance between the LC-DCP and the bone on the strain in the LC-DCP. The strains at all points are increased when the distance increases. The maximum strains occur at the middle point of the LC-DCP near the fracture gab for all varied distances.


© 2013 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.