Failure of Less Invasive Stabilization System plates in the distal femur: A report of four cases

Gavin Button, Philip R Wolinsky, David Hak

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Abstract

Four cases of failure of distal femoral Less Invasive Stabilization System plates are reported. Two modes of failure were observed: in 2 cases, the Less Invasive Stabilization System plates broke, and in 2 cases, the plates gradually displaced from the femur as the shaft screws lost purchase in the diaphyseal femoral cortex. Delayed union/nonunion, early weight bearing, and improper plate placement were identified as the etiologies for plate failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

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Keywords

  • Distal
  • Failure
  • Femur fractures
  • Less invasive stabilization system
  • LISS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Failure of Less Invasive Stabilization System plates in the distal femur : A report of four cases. / Button, Gavin; Wolinsky, Philip R; Hak, David.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol. 18, No. 8, 09.2004, p. 565-570.

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