Journal article

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..

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