Treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures with the non-contact bridging plate: a new angular stable implant

@article{Erhardt2007TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures with the non-contact bridging plate: a new angular stable implant},
  author={Johannes B. Erhardt and Karl Grob and Goetz Roderer and Alexander J. Hoffmann and Thorsten Forster and Markus Stefan Kuster},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={128},
  pages={409-416}
}
ObjectivesWe report the application of a new fixed angle plate (NCB DF®, Zimmer inc. USA, Warsaw, IN) in the treatment of periprosthetic femur fractures. The NCB DF® combines conventional plating technique with polyaxial screw placement and angular stability.DesignProspective cohort study.SettingA single level-1 trauma center.PatientsFrom May 2003 to December 2005, a total of 24 patients with periprosthetic femur fractures were treated. The NCB DF® femur plate was used in all cases. The average… CONTINUE READING
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