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Table 1 Overview of the configurations and test protocols

From: Biomechanical testing of distal femur osteotomy plate fixation techniques: the role of simulated physiological loading

  Implant type Axial loading   Torsional loading  
   Axial loads   5NM torsion load  
     With axial pre load  
Total no Test runs 1 2 3 4 5
Femurs   150 N 800 N 0 N 150 N 800 N
7 MDF OLD 100 100 100 100 100
7 MDF NEW 100 100 100 100 100
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  1. Overview of the test runs: axial tests at 150 N and 800 N both 100 cycles per test run, torsion tests at 5 Nm, with 0 N, 150 N and 800 N axial pre-load, again 100 cycles per test run. ‘MDF NEW’ = anatomical MDF plate, ‘MDF OLD’ = antecedent MDF plate.