Biomechanical comparison of headless antegrade screw versus retrograde cortical screw for coronoid fracture fixation


HAPA O., KARAKAŞLI A., Dincer C., Zhamilov V., Guvencer M., HAVITÇIOĞLU H.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.49, no.3, pp.307-310, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2015.14.0183
  • Journal Name: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-310
  • Keywords: Coronoid fracture, fixation, headless screw, PLATE FIXATION, TERRIBLE-TRIAD, ULNA, ELBOW
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Posterior-to-anterior directed screws are stronger than anterior-to-posterior directed screws for coronoid fracture fixation. Anterior approaches that facilitate direct reduction and fixation of coronoid fractures have been described. The present study was based on the hypothesis that anterior-to-posterior headless screw (Acutrak Mini (R) 3.5 mm x 26 mm, Acumed, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA) fixation of coronoid fractures would be as strong as posterior-to-anterior 2.7 mm Association for Osteosynthesis (AO) cortical screw fixation.