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In 36 New Zealand white rabbits tibial osteotomies have been immobilized by the application of stainless-steel plates and screws. Twenty of the animals had compression applied to this fixation. The remaining 16 had no compression. The results suggest that the mechanical stability in the compressed group was greater than in the uncompressed osteotomies.
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