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Table 1 Comparison of stresses (at fracture site and 20 mm away from the fracture) during 50% bone healing for SS, SGT and SGL. Compressive stress is represented by a negative sign, while tensile stress is indicated by a positive sign.

From: Biomechanics of bone-fracture fixation by stiffness-graded plates in comparison with stainless-steel plates

  Top layer of the bone Bottom layer of the bone
Plate type Stresses (10-2 GPa) at fracture site Stresses (10-2 GPa) at 20 mm away from fracture site Stresses (10-2 GPa) at fracture site Stresses (10-2 GPa) at 20 mm away from fracture site
SS -0.2 -0.02 -1 -1.5
SGT +0.2 +0.4 -1.3 -1.9
SGL +0.1 +0.6 -1.2 -2.1