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Table 2 Axial stiffness.

From: The influence of a weight-bearing platform on the mechanical behavior of two Ilizarov ring fixators: tensioned wires vs. half-pins

  Direct Loading Indirect Loading
Wires 77.01 (+/- 0.24) 149.28 (+/- 2.26)
Half Pins 102.80 (+/- 1.74) 195.04 (+/- 3.58)
  1. All values are given in N/mm, and standard deviations are given in brackets. The greater axial stiffness of the half-pin frames was statistically significant (p < 0.05). Indirect loading also induced a significant increase in stiffness compared to direct loading both in the wire and the half-pin configurations.