Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2015

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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Volume 46, Issue 4, October 2015, Pages 571-576.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.ocl.2015.06.015. Copyright © W.B. Saunders

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the failure sequence of the distal radius during a simulated fall onto an outstretched hand using cadaver forearms and high-speed X ray and video systems. This apparatus records the beginning and propagation of bony failure, ultimately resulting in distal radius or forearm fracture. The effects of 3 different wrist guard designs are investigated using this system. Serving as a proof-of-concept analysis, this study supports this imaging technique to be used in larger studies of orthopedic trauma and protective devices and specifically for distal radius fractures.

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