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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


CiteScore 2018: 0.47

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.377

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Development of a novel pediatric forearm fracture treatment: simulation, prototype and evaluation

Hala El-Shaffey
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  • Medical Sensors and Devices Lab. Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Moenkhofer Weg 239, Luebeck, Germany, 23562
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Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0182

Abstract

A treatment gap exists for moderately displaced pediatric distal forearm fractures (DFF), which carry a potential risk of improper reduction when treated conservatively. Currently, no standard method for the correction of the initial reduction of pediatric DFF is available. A novel closed reduction method has been proposed to correct and maintain a successful reduction throughout the healing process. This study further develops this novel cast system and evaluates its mechanical behavior through the design, construction, and testing of a biomechanical CAD model and pediatric forearm phantom. Initial results support the novel system as an improved treatment for pediatric fractures. Both the CAD model and tissue phantom indicate the ability of the system to manipulate a 15° fracture, with 0-1° of residual angulation.

Keywords: pediatric forearm fractures; conservative fracture treatment; closed reduction; biomechanical CAD; artificial tissue model

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 325–329, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0182.

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©2017 Hala El-Shaffey et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

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