A hybrid approach to mid-shaft clavicle fixation
M Rawlings, D Knox, M Patel, D Ackland
Injury | Elsevier | Published : 2016
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Background: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the strength characteristics of a hybrid uni-cortical construct for clavicle fixation. The technique reported aims to combine benefits of uni-cortical fixation with stability comparable to traditional bi-cortical fixation. The approach utilises long, oblique uni-cortical screws at the distal ends of the plate acting as surrogate bi-cortical screws. Locked uni-cortical screws positioned centrally provide bending and torsion strength to the construct. This alternative hybrid uni-cortical technique does not require far cortex screw or drill penetration required in bi-cortical fixation techniques, thus avoiding potenti..View full abstract
Funding for this study provided by the Victorian Orthopaedic Research Trust is gratefully acknowledged. Clavicle plates and screws used in this project were provided by Stryker Australia, who exercised no control over the conduct of this study.