The effect of screw thread length on initial stability of Schatzker type 1 tibial plateau fracture fixation: a biomechanical study


Salduz A., BIRISIK F., POLAT G., BEKLER B., Bozdag E. , KILICOGLU O.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH, vol.11, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13018-016-0484-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH

Abstract

Background: This study compares the cyclic loading properties and failure loads of two screw combinations on a synthetic Schatzker type 1 tibia fracture model. Our hypothesis was that after adequate compression with first a partially threaded screw, addition of a fully threaded screw would provide more stability than an addition of a second partially threaded screw.