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Research Article

Experimental Fracture Model versus Osteotomy Model in Metacarpal Bone Plate Fixation

1Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Münster, Albert Schweitzer Campus 1, Building W1, 48149 Münster, Germany
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Philipps-University Marburg, 35043 Marburg, Germany
3Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Würzburg, 97070 Würzburg, Germany

Received 26 July 2011; Accepted 23 September 2011

Academic Editor: James Huntley

Copyright © 2011 S. Ochman 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.

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