Biomechanical comparison of plate-screw and screw fixation in medial tibial plateau fractures (Schatzker 4). A model study.

@article{ift2010BiomechanicalCO,
  title={Biomechanical comparison of plate-screw and screw fixation in medial tibial plateau fractures (Schatzker 4). A model study.},
  author={Hakan Turan Çift and Ozgur Cetik and Baris Kalaycioglu and M H Dirikoglu and Korhan Ozkan and Fatih Ekşioğlu},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  year={2010},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={263-7}
}
INTRODUCTION The objective of this biomechanical study was to compare the respective efficiency of plate-screw fixation and screw fixation in an experimental model of a Schatzker type 4 fracture. HYPOTHESIS screw fixation and plate fixation have a similar load to failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study compares the stability of Schatzker type 4 medial tibial plateau fractures fixed with either 36.5mm cancellous bone screw with a 16 mm threaded segment or with six-holed buttress T-plate… CONTINUE READING