A new method of fixation in osteoporotic bone. A preliminary report.

@article{Drew2002ANM,
  title={A new method of fixation in osteoporotic bone. A preliminary report.},
  author={Tim Drew and Paul A Allcock},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={685-9}
}
Over-tightening of cortical bone screws in osteoporotic bone results in weak fixation. Once a screw is over-tightened and the bone thread form is stripped, there are limited means at the surgeon's disposal to rescue the situation, none of them entirely satisfactory. We describe a simple device that is specifically designed to resolve this problem. It consists of a nylon cavity plug and applicator. The plug is inserted into the stripped hole and the screw re-applied and tightened in the normal… CONTINUE READING

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