Experimental characterization of an osteosynthesis implant
This paper presents the experimental tests that have been carried out using a new implant design for osteosynthesis as a solution for the treatment of human rib fractures. First, it is provided a description of the proposed novel design of the osteosynthesis implant. Subsequently, it is described the proposal to develop an experimental test in order to determine if due to the use of this osteosynthesis implant the repaired rib becomes more rigid as compared to a healthy one. To carry out the experimental test, TEMARI test bed was used at the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory LARM at the University of Cassino in Italy. The obtained results showed from biomechanical aspects, that the design of the implant is an appropriate one for its application in the medical sector without being necessary to make any modification on its design. In addition, obtained results also showed the structural behavior of both the osteosynthesis plate and the rib when they are subjected to loading conditions simulating the respiratory cycle in humans.
KeywordsBiomechanics Experimental Biomechanics implants human ribs
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The first author wishes to gratefully acknowledge Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) and Instituto Politécnico Nacional through scholarship “Beca mixta para estancias de investigación en el extranjero” for permitting his period of study at LARM of Cassino University in the A.Y. 2017-18
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