View Full Version : Friction between cortical fracture fragments

Simon Roe
05-08-2001, 12:36 AM
Dear Colleagues

I have been asked if a cerclage wire can be applied too tightly. I
pondering my answer to that question I was wondering if the friction
coefficient between cortical fragments has been measured? I'm sure that
there are a LOT of variables in this value, but would be interested to know
of studies related to this number.

Simon Roe

Dr. Simon Roe
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Clinical Sciences
North Carolina State University 919-513-6334 office
College of Veterinary Medicine 919-513-6336 fax
4700 Hillsborough St 919-513-6588 Orthopaedic
Raleigh, NC 27606 Email:
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Orthopaedic Web Site: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/cvm/VTH/ortho.html

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