A telemetric system for the strain gauge determination of strain in bone in vivo

  • J. Schatzker
  • G. Sumner-Smith
  • J. Hoare
  • R. McBroom
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A method of recording bone strain in the walking animal has been described (Cochran 1969). This communication describes a method of application of train gauges directly to bone which gave dependable and reproducible results. A telemetry system designed and built for the purpose of transmitting strain patterns from the walking animal is described. This has eliminated the need for long trailing wires from the animal, and has noise free recordings which can be made from six strain gauges simultaneously. The techniques and instruments described will be used to investigate in vivo the normal deformation of bone and the effect of various internal fixation devices on this deformation.


Public Health Strain Gauge Internal Fixation Reproducible Result Fixation Device 
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© J. F. Bergmann Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Schatzker
    • 1
  • G. Sumner-Smith
    • 2
  • J. Hoare
    • 3
  • R. McBroom
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics, The Wellesley HospitalUniversity of Toronto Staff SurgeonTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Clinical StudiesOntario Veterinary CollegeGuelphCanada
  3. 3.Department of Human KineticsCollege of Biological SciencesGuelphCanada
  4. 4.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Wellesley HospitalTorontoCanada

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