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Table 2 Testing protocol for comparing pelvic binder and external fixation techniques for pelvic injuries

From: The T-pod is as stable as supraacetabular fixation using 1 or 2 Schanz screws in partially unstable pelvic fractures: a biomechanical study

Step 1 Loading up to 150 N
Step 2 Holding at 150 N for 30 s
Step 3 Periodic loading: 20 cycles with a frequency of 0,25 Hz between 150N and 250N
Step 4 Holding at 150 N for 30 s
Step 5 System back to its original position of +28 mm