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Table 1 Sequence of the biomechanical test set-up

From: Low-profile double plating versus dorsal LCP in stabilization of the olecranon fractures

Test phase   Flexion angle in degree Interval of tension force in N Number of cycles
Cyclic Settling cycles 0 5–15 10
Cyclic Loading phase 0 10–150 500
30 10–150 300
60 20–300 300
90 20–500 400
Static Load-to-failure test 90
  1. 10 settling cycles from 5 to 15 N were followed by a cyclic loading phase in 0°, 30°, 60° and then 90° induction of the load. In every flexion grade, the number of applied cycles and the range of loading are described. After the cyclic loading phase, the specimens were loaded until failure in 90° flexion