Letter to Editor
The Bamberg Plate: An Alternative Procedure for Tibial Tubercle Fractures
- *Corresponding Author:
- Christoph Lutter
CVPath Institute, Gaithersburg, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 20, 2016; Accepted date: June 29, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Lutter C, Popp D, Dickschas J, Schoffl V (2016) The Bamberg Plate: An Alternative Procedure for Tibial Tubercle Fractures. J Trauma Treat 5:314. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000314
Copyright: © 2016 Lutter C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Atypical fractures are challenging for surgeons, as standard procedures are not applicable [1,2]. An interesting alternative for avulsion fractures of the tibial tubercle is the Bamberg Plate, a selfadjusted calcaneus titanium plate [3,4]. This simple and inexpensive implant was originally developed for displaced fractures of the greater humerus-tuberosity, but has already proved its advantage in various other locations, such as the tibial head or the posterior collum of the acetabulum [3,4].