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Locking plates increase the strength of dynamic hip screws.

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Failure of a dynamic hip screw (DHS) fixation leads to decreased mobility of the patient and frequently to a decrease in general health. The most common mode of failure of a DHS is cut out of the lag screw from the femoral head. The second most common mode of failure is lift-off of the plate from the femur. The aim of this laboratory-based experimental study was to determine whether a DHS secured to an osteoporotic femur with a locking screw plate would provide a stronger const...

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Jewell, DP More by this author
Gheduzzi, S More by this author
Mitchell, MS More by this author
Journal:
Injury
Volume:
39
Issue:
2
Pages:
209-212
Publication date:
2008-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-0267
ISSN:
0020-1383
URN:
uuid:c1c5848a-0d6c-41fd-ab6f-1ac5a3162670
Source identifiers:
165765
Local pid:
pubs:165765

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