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Table 2 Testing characteristics

From: A scoping review of biomechanical testing for proximal humerus fracture implants

Characteristic Frequency
N (%)
(n = 67)
Pre-Testing Investigations
 Plain radiographs 32 (48)
 Bone mineral density testing 31 (46)
 CT scans 12 (18)
Testing Constructs
 Torque 34 (51)
 Axial load 30 (45)
 Cantilever bending 23 (34)
Testing Parameters
 How the force was applied 64 (96)
 Loading mode 54 (81)
 Magnitude of force 20 (30)
Loading
 Cyclic loading 33 (49)
 Load to failure 28 (42)
 Compounding cyclic load to failure 6 (9)