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From: Osseointegration and biocompatibility of different metal implants - a comparative experimental investigation in sheep

Figure 2

Figure 2a shows the aluminum template in place. The proximal end is fixed to the iliac crest. The small wedges at the sides of the template are equally spaced and alternating on the dorsal and distal site along the linea glutea of the iliac shaft. The drill hole is slightly angled (Figure 2b) to catch the most volume of cancellous bone and not to penetrate the transcortex. At the side a picture of a split pelvis demonstrates the depth of the cancellous bone along the linea glutea. All 9 screws are inserted (Fi.2c) along the linea glutea (Situs before closure of the soft tissue).

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