New plate design to improve fracture stabilization
This new solution developed by biomedical engineers from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) in Switzerland and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia aims to achieve the fast, robust, healing of long bone fractures through confident weight bearing. The AO Development Incubator (AO DI) is supporting the development of a biphasic plate for the distal femur, including the collection of clinical evidence. QUT Senior Lecturer Devakar Epari and ARI Focus Area Leader Markus Windolf are co-inventors of the biphasic plate, which answers the clinical dilemma of plates that are too rigid or too flexible, leading to suboptimal movement of the fractured site. [Continue to read]
Designed to ...
- Get people back on their feet, sooner
- Improve bone healing, minimize complications
- Enhanced application in a clinical setting of well-known fracture repair principles