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Influence of plate size and design upon healing of ulna-shortening osteotomies


Jungwirth-Weinberger, Anna; Borbas, Paul; Schweizer, Andreas; Nagy, Ladislav (2016). Influence of plate size and design upon healing of ulna-shortening osteotomies. Journal of Wrist Surgery, 05(04):284-289.

Abstract

Ulna-shortening osteotomy is one of themost established and most frequent operations in hand surgery. However, bone union is not always achieved and the use of plates implies potential risks and problems. The traditional points of criticism are the duration of bone healing, the incidence of nonunion, and the necessity of hardware
removal due to the soft tissue irritation by the plate or the screws. These shortcomings have been addressed by an increasing standardization of the procedure and finally specific instruments and implants. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare a new LCP (locking compression plate) Ulna Osteotomy System 2.7 mm (Synthes, Paoli, PA) with the former 3.5-mm LCDCP (limited-contact dynamic compression plate) (Synthes) regarding consolidation, complications, and rate of plate removal

Abstract

Ulna-shortening osteotomy is one of themost established and most frequent operations in hand surgery. However, bone union is not always achieved and the use of plates implies potential risks and problems. The traditional points of criticism are the duration of bone healing, the incidence of nonunion, and the necessity of hardware
removal due to the soft tissue irritation by the plate or the screws. These shortcomings have been addressed by an increasing standardization of the procedure and finally specific instruments and implants. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare a new LCP (locking compression plate) Ulna Osteotomy System 2.7 mm (Synthes, Paoli, PA) with the former 3.5-mm LCDCP (limited-contact dynamic compression plate) (Synthes) regarding consolidation, complications, and rate of plate removal

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:3 March 2016
Deposited On:25 May 2016 17:49
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:34
Publisher:Georg Thieme Verlag
ISSN:2163-3916
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1582430
PubMed ID:27777819

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