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Table 2 Endurance testing of the Biomet Matthews Nail and the Dynamic Compression Screw tested with transverse osteotomised composite femurs.

From: Comparative endurance testing of the Biomet Matthews Nail and the Dynamic Compression Screw, in simulated condylar and supracondylar femoral fractures

  Biomet Matthews Nail with transverse osteotomised femur Dynamic Compression Screw with transverse ostetotomised femur
Max. & Min. of Load Cycle (kN) Specimen Number Cycles Completed Specimen Number Cycles Completed
1.50 & 0.15 - - 1 26,717
1.50 & 0.15 - - 2 357,522
2.0 & 0.2 1 1,000,000   
3.0 & 0.3 2 1,000,000   
4.0 & 0.4 3 ~14,500*   
4.0 & 0.4 4 ~21,000*   
  1. * Test aborted due to deterioration of femoral head in loading socket