Each year, there are over six million bone fractures in the U.S., over 30% of which require internal fixation devices to stabilize bone fragments during healing [1–2]. Currently, the gold standard materials for these devices are non-degradable titanium alloys. Unfortunately, these devices cause numerous complications and often require a secondary invasive removal surgery [3–4]. To circumvent these issues, resorbable polymeric devices have been developed, but their mechanical limitations render them inadequate for most load bearing applications [5–7].
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Finite Element Analysis of Magnesium Alloy Based Bone Fixation Devices
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Pal, S, Chaya, A, Yoshizawa, S, Chou, D, Hong, D, Maiti, S, Kumta, PN, & Sfeir, C. "Finite Element Analysis of Magnesium Alloy Based Bone Fixation Devices." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation. ASME 2013 Conference on Frontiers in Medical Devices: Applications of Computer Modeling and Simulation. Washington, DC, USA. September 11–13, 2013. V001T10A049. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FMD2013-16189
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