Surface properties of Indonesian-made narrow dynamic compression plates

P. Dewo*, P.K. Sharma, H.F. van der Tas, E.B. van der Houwen, M. Timmer, R. Magetsari, H.J. Busscher, J.R. van Horn, G.J. Verkerke

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The enormous need of orthopaedic (surgical) implants such as osteosynthesis plates is difficult to be fulfilled in developing countries commonly rely on imported ones. One of the alternatives is utilization of local resources, but only after they have been proven safe to use, to overcome this problem. Surface properties are some of the determining factors of safety for those implants. We have succeeded in developing prototype of osteosynthesis plate and the results indicate that Indonesian-made plates need improvement with regards to the surface quality of physical characterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-22
Number of pages2
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Issue numberSuppl. A
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


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