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John D Adams, Stephanie L Tanner, Kyle J Jeray
Distal femur fractures routinely heal by secondary bone healing, which relies on interfragmentary motion. Periarticular locking plates are commonly used for fixation in distal femur fractures but are associated with a high nonunion rate, likely due to the stiffness of the constructs. Far cortical locking (FCL) screws are designed to allow micromotion at the near cortex while maintaining purchase in only the far cortex. Although clinical data are limited, these screws have been shown in biomechanical studies to provide excellent interfragmentary motion, and animal models have shown increased callus formation compared with traditional locking screws...
March 2015: Orthopedics
Michael Bottlang, Daniel C Fitzpatrick, Dan Sheerin, Erik Kubiak, Richard Gellman, Corey Vande Zandschulp, Josef Doornink, Kathleen Earley, Steven M Madey
OBJECTIVES: Document fixation and healing of distal femur fractures stabilized by plate osteosynthesis using far cortical locking (FCL) screws. DESIGN: Prospective and observational. SETTING: Two level 1 and 1 level 2 trauma centers. PATIENTS: Thirty-two consecutive patients with 33 distal femur fractures (AO/OTA types 33A, 33C). INTERVENTION: Fractures were stabilized by plate osteosynthesis with MotionLoc FCL screws without supplemental bone graft or bone morphogenic proteins...
April 2014: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Josef Doornink, Daniel C Fitzpatrick, Steven M Madey, Michael Bottlang
The high stiffness of periarticular locked plating constructs can suppress callus formation and fracture healing. Replacing standard locking screws with far cortical locking (FCL) screws can decrease construct stiffness and can improve fracture healing in diaphyseal plating constructs. However, FCL function has not been tested in conjunction with periarticular plating constructs in which FCL screws are confined to the diaphyseal segment. This biomechanical study evaluated if diaphyseal fixation of a periarticular locking plate with FCL screws reduces construct stiffness and induces parallel interfragmentary motion without decreasing construct strength...
February 2011: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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