Do dynamic condylar screw-plates lead to iatrogenic fracture?


Aytekin M. N. , KÜÇÜKDURMAZ F. , Celik I., ESMER A. F. , Akpinar F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.43, no.4, pp.525-528, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1208-44
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-528

Abstract

Aim: Although many anatomic, morphologic, and radiologic studies have been carried out for the femur, as for all other bones of the skeletal system, we could not find any morphometric studies useful for orthopedic surgeons who want to understand the effects of dynamic condylar screw-plates (DCS-Plates) on the distal femur. The aim of this study was to determine the amount of cortex loss in the distal femur when inserting a DCS-Plate.