The Use of a T-Plate as "Spring Plates" for Small Comminuted Posterior Wall Fragments

Department of Orthopaedics, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA.
Journal of orthopaedic trauma (Impact Factor: 1.54). 06/2011; 25(9):574-6. DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181f8c919
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ABSTRACT In the treatment of posterior wall fractures of the acetabulum, a modified distal radius T-plate can be substituted for one third tubular spring plates for fixation of thin, small, or comminuted posterior wall fragments. This technique is described as well as a case series of 33 patients with various posterior wall acetabular fractures.

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