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Effects of Construct Stiffness on Healing of Fractures Stabilized with Locking Plates
Michael Bottlang, PhD1; Josef Doornink, MS1; Trevor J. Lujan, PhD1; Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, MD1; J. Lawrence Marsh, MD2; Peter Augat, PhD3; Brigitte von Rechenberg, DVM, ECVS4; Maren Lesser, DVM4; Steven M. Madey, MD1
1 Legacy Biomechanics Laboratory, 1225 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232. E-mail address for M. Bottlang: mbottlan@lhs.org
2 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
3 Institute of Biomechanics, Prof. Kuentscher Strasse 8, 82418 Murnau, Germany
4 Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Equine Department, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zürich, Switzerland
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants in excess of $10,000 from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (Grant R21 AR053611) and Zimmer. In addition, one or more of the authors or a member of his or her immediate family received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 (Zimmer) and less than $10,000 (Stryker, Augen, Lilly, Biomet Trauma, and Servier) or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from these commercial entities.

Copyright © 2010 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Dec 01;92(Supplement 2):12-22. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00780
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