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Trauma Plating Systems is the first reference and systematic book in the topic of trauma plating system in view of biomechanical, material, biological, and clinical aspects. The effects of these aspects on effectiveness of trauma plating fixation are deeply reviewed, discussed, and challenged from which promising evaluation and development concepts are explored.

This book is divided into five sections: Section I covers general concepts of biomechanical, material, biological, and clinical aspects. Then it provides fundamentals of trauma plating systems, principles of biomechanical evaluation methods, and biomechanics of plating fixation in Section II. Section III reviews current metallic materials with their advantages and disadvantages in plating fixation of bone fractures and new promising materials with their potential benefits to enhance the effectiveness of plating fixation. Section IV represents currently concerned biomechanical-clinical challenges of plating fixation for various bone fractures, and Section V presents current and new development concepts of this type of trauma implants.


This book is an accessible and easy usable textbook for various disciplines of audiences who are dealing with trauma plating system and fixation such as orthopedic surgeons, trauma implant manufacturers, biomechanical researchers, biomaterial researchers, and all biomedical or medical students and residents in different levels of education.

Author has been diligent in both engineering and research environments in terms of research, testing, analysis, validation, verification, clinical studies, and technical writing. His main interest and effort is to integrate biomechanical, material, biological, and clinical requirements of orthopedic implants for creation of novel design conception in this industry. 

  • Smooth writing style for effective following, fast reading, and easy accessibility of the content.
  • Detailed and insight reviews, discussions, and new ideas in evaluation methods and design conception.
  • Disclosing of a novel conceptual plating system (Advance Healing Fixation System—AHealFS) with advanced biomechanical and clinical benefits in various stages of healing period potential to bring an interesting science breakthrough in fixation of bone fractures.

Various disciplines of audiences who are dealing with trauma plating system and fixation such as orthopedic surgeons, trauma implant manufacturers, biomechanical researchers, biomaterial researchers, and all biomedical or medical students and residents in different levels of education.


Amirhossein Goharian

Independent Product Developer & Researcher in Orthopedic Implants;

Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir

Medical Devices & Technology Group, Faculty of Biosciences & Medical Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia;

Mohamed Ruslan Abdullah

Department of Applied Mechanics & Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia


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Section I General Biomechanical, Clinical, and Biological Concepts


Chapter 1 General Concepts

Chapter 2 Mechanical Behavior of Cortical Bone

Chapter 3 Mechanical Behavior of Trabecular Bone


Section II Introduction to Trauma Plating Systems


Chapter 4 Trauma Plating Fixation

Chapter 5 Biomechanical Evaluation Methods

Chapter 6 Biomechanics of Plating Fixation


Section III Biomaterials in Trauma Plating Systems


Chapter 7 Bioinert Metals (Stainless Steel, Titanium, Cobalt Chromium)

Chapter 8 Biodegradable Metals (Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys)

Chapter 9 Bioinert Polymers (Polyetheretherketone)


Section IV Biomechanical-Clinical Evaluation of Trauma Plating Systems


Chapter 10 Humerus Trauma Plating Fixation

Chapter 11 Forearm (Radius and Ulna) Plating Fixation

Chapter 12 Femur Trauma Plating Fixation

Chapter 13 Tibia and Fibula Trauma Plating Fixation

Chapter 14 Hand and Foot Trauma Plating Fixation

Chapter 15 Pelvic and Clavicle Trauma Plating Fixation


Section V Further Development of Trauma Plating System


Chapter 16 Further Development of Trauma Plating Fixation





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Effective Selection of Trauma Plating Fixation Method in Treatment of Bone Fractures

"Effective General and Specific Clinical-Biomechanical challenges of fracture fixation in selection of appropriate plating fixation method for successful clinical outcomes"   According to the type and severity of the bone fractures, an appropriate trauma fixation method is selected by the orthopaedic surgeons. Trauma plating fixation method (using plate and screws) are currently in high interest for fixation of bone fractures.…
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Involved Parties in Development of Trauma Plating Systems

"in respect to the readership of book "Trauma Plating Systems"   In previous posts, Trauma Plating Systems were reviewed on boosting the clinical benefits of trauma plating fixation, failure of trauma plating fixation (due to poor strength of screw-bone integration), and a scientific and industry breakthrough in future development of these internal fixation implants. In this article, we look at…
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Breakthrough in Trauma Plating Systems

Titanium implants have been the strongest player in the trauma implants industry. It is so difficult to challenge these metallic implants among the orthopedic surgeons and manufacturers. Indeed, we should appreciate titanium for its long time supporting and stabilization of the bone fragments during healing period, by which many fractured bones have been treated. Although, titanium and bone have been…
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Failure of Trauma Plating Fixation due to Poor Strength of Screw-Bone Integration

Integration of the bone tissue through the screw threads could be introduced as the main reason of complications in treatment of bone fractures using trauma plating systems. Today, specific trauma plates are developed to be placed in wider aspects of the bones for effective buttressing and capturing of the bone fragments. In view of operation methods, minimal invasive and open…
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Boosting the Clinical Benefits of Bone Plating Fracture Fixation

Today, surgeons desire to enhance the clinical benefits of the trauma fracture fixation which encouraged manufacturers and researchers to improve the clinical advantages of trauma plating systems (as the main solution for bone fracture fixation). Implant developers modify the plating systems by enhancing the plate design and features to be more adopted with the fracture pattern or indication of use.…
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