Injuries of Lower Limb
Biomechanics of fracture of the neck of the femur showing stress patterns of different angles of inclination has been described by (AIPG 2009)
i. Pauwels described the significance of the angle of inclination (of the fracture) on fracture healing.
ii. When the angle of inclination was small the compressive force is greater than the shearing force hence the chances of union are more, whereas when the angle was more the shearing forces are more than the compressive force hence the chances of healing were reduced.