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International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 737054, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/737054
Research Article

Engineering Judgment of Children Bone Fracture

1Industrial Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
2Orthopedic Surgery Department, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

Received 29 November 2010; Revised 12 May 2011; Accepted 14 June 2011

Academic Editor: Saverio Affatato

Copyright © 2011 A. Alsamhan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Supracondylar humerus fracture (SCHF) is one of the commonest elbow fractures in children. It is common injury for children with age from four to fourteen. In current study, the finite element technique is used to evaluate two techniques, namely, parallel and crossed K-wire fixation for treatment of SCHF, using K-wire fixation.