Author(s): Schffl V, Popp D, Strecker W
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Abstract Displaced fractures of the greater tuberosity are common findings in trauma surgical patients. Nevertheless, osteosynthesis of these fractures impairs the risk of secondary dislocation or secondary impingement due to the implant (e.g., 4.5 mm cancellous screws with spiked washers). We present an easy and simple technique/implant to perform an osteosynthesis of multiple-fractured greater tuberosity fractures. We use a self-adjusted calcaneus titanium plate (Litos) which is cut into a 6 or more holed small plate. In ten patients we had excellent postoperative outcomes with no complications and no secondary loss of reduction. The surgical technique is easy and efficient.
This article was published in Arch Orthop Trauma Surg
and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment