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Table 2 Loads for plate versus pin constructs at displacements of 5 mm, 7.5 mm and 10 mm.

From: A biomechanical study of plate versus intramedullary devices for midshaft clavicle fixation

Clavicle
Pair
Load at 5 mm
for plate (N)
Load at 5 mm
for pin (N)
Load at 7.5 mm
for plate (N)
Load at 7.5 mm
for pin (N)
Load at 10 mm
for plate (N)
Load at 10 mm
for pin (N)
1 720 540 1080 900 1080 1080
2 540 360 720 360 720 360
3 720 540 720 720 720 720
4 720 360 720 360 720 540
5 720 540 900 720 900 900
6 720 540 720 720 720 720
7 540 360 540 360 540 360
8 900 360 > 1080 720 > 1080 900
  1. Values are in Newtons (N). Differences are significant at 5 mm (p = 0.001), 7.5 mm (p = 0.011), and 10 mm (p = 0.026) by paired t-tests.