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Table 3 Displacements for plate versus pin constructs at various loads after all 3000 cycles have elapsed for the load.

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

Clavicle
Pair
Displacement
at 180N for
plate
Displacement
at 180N for
pin
Displacement
at 360N for
plate
Displacement
forat 360N
pin
Displacement
at 540N for
plate
Displacement
at 540N for
pin
Displacement
at 720N for
plate
Displacement
at 720N for
pin
1 1.18 1.57 1.89 2.35 3.00 5.30 5.58 6.98
2 1.58 2.14 3.73 -- 6.32 -- 8.73 --
3 1.06 2.15 1.84 3.53 3.25 4.94 -- --
4 1.70 2.80 2.18 8.97 3.80 -- -- --
5 0.93 1.38 1.95 3.54 3.66 5.23 5.76 7.86
6 0.84 2.38 1.73 4.75 3.34 6.90 10.7 12.7
7 1.20 1.65 2.52 -- 9.40 -- -- --
8 1.72 2.50 2.88 5.14 3.60 6.48 4.35 8.04
  1. Values are in millimeters. Differences are significant at 180N (p = 0.001), 360N (p = 0.033), 540N (p = 0.003) and 720N (p = 0.018) by paired t-tests. At loads of higher than 720N, over half of constructs had failed.