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Tarun Goswami (Advisor), Pratik Parikh (Committee Member), David Reynolds (Committee Member)

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Master of Science in Engineering (MSEgr)


Locking compression plates are proven to be safe for use in open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) especially in osteoporotic bones. Because of various combinations of holes, the system provides more options for clinicians to use either locking screws or non-locking screws. This clinical research introduces screw like plugs which can be used along with the screws in case of locking compression plates. Experimental work was performed to determine the effectiveness of the plugs. The results showed that there is not a significant difference between the groups which used plugs and did not use the plugs, both in case of axial and torsion test conditions. This study demonstrates the initial work performed on the plugs and further studies are required to examine the effectiveness of constructs. If proven, this technique will contribute towards the treatment of the fracture using Locking Compression Plates and also it will be helpful in designing better locking compression plates with lower stiffness and increased load bearing capability.

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Department of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering

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