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Table 1 Failure modes

From: Treatment of distal humeral fractures using conventional implants. Biomechanical evaluation of a new implant configuration

Pair BMD [g/cm3] Failure mode
  Frame LCP Frame LCP
1 0.30 0.28 Bending connection screw and tubular plate Screw pull-out
2 0.28 0.33 Bending connection screw, loosening anti-rotation screw Screw pull-out
3 0.42 0.36 Bending connection screw and tubular plate Screw pull-out
4 0.47 0.48 Bending connection screw and tubular plate Screw pull-out
5 0.49 0.56 Bending connection screw, loosening anti-rotation screw Screw pull-out
6 0.55 0.57 Bending connection screw, loosening anti-rotation screw Screw pull-out
7 0.54 0.59 Bending connection screw, loosening anti-rotation screw LCP bending
8 0.81 0.72 Bending connection screw and tubular plate LCP bending
  1. Bone Mineral Densities (BMD) and failure modes for all specimens.