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Table 3 Axial and torsion failure test results

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

Femur NEW axial OLD NEW Torsion OLD
1 4313.10 4240.50 31.00* 32.10*
2 4242.90 4193.50 33.40 37.20
3 4011.20 5002.10 29.50 26.50
4 3607.60 4084.80   
Average 4043.70 4380.23 31.30 31.93
Significance P = 0.27   P = 0.78  
(p < 0.05 = sign)    
  1. Results for the axial and torsion failure tests, axial force is in N/mm, torsion force is Nm/°; differences are not statistically significant.
  2. *Femurs in which the drive-shaft of the MTS came loose.
  3. ‘NEW’ = anatomical MDF plate, ‘OLD’ = antecedent MDF plate.