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Adjustable Stiffness, External Fixator for the Rat Femur Osteotomy and Segmental Bone Defect Models

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10.3791/51558-v

October 9th, 2014

October 9th, 2014

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1Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 2RISystem AG

One constraint of preclinical research in the field of bone repair is the lack of experimental control over the local mechanical environment within a healing bone lesion. We report the design and use of an external fixator for bone repair with the ability to change fixator stiffness in vivo.

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