The BoneFix consortium has published a scientific article regarding the novel fracture fixation implant AdhFix, based on research led by AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) and surgeons from RegionH in Copenhagen. AdhFix is a resin-based composite that is shaped to a fixation plate at the fracture site and hardened on-command using LED-light pulses. This new concept would enable customized plates for each individual fracture and allow for a new perspective on how to conduct fracture treatment. The work presented in the article has focused on the collection and analysis of biomechanical data to establish a foundation on the performance of AdhFix in relation to corresponding metal plate fixations. The study includes bending and torsion testing of ovine (sheep) phalangeal fracture models that are fully reduced as well as fracture models with an induced osteotomy gap to evaluate the features of the implant.
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