Maine Orthopaedic Review Challenge

Test Your Knowledge of Treating Fractures in Trauma Patients

Bruce F. Gomberg, MD; Brad J. Yoo, MD

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August 24, 2017

The bending stiffness of a cylindrical object is proportional to the fourth power of the radius of the object. As such, doubling the size of a cylinder will increase the stiffness 16 times.

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