Selective screw placement in forearm compression plating: results of 75 consecutive fractures stabilized with 4 cortices of screw fixation on either side of the fracture.


OBJECTIVES To (1) assess the effectiveness of an alternative plate and screw construct for all diaphyseal forearm fracture patterns and (2) test the hypothesis that as the working length (WL) to plate length (PL) ratio increases, so does the construct instability and therefore likelihood of failure. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Level 1 trauma center… (More)