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Locked and minimally invasive plating: a paradigm shift? Metadiaphyseal site-specific concerns and controversies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23395014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Metadiaphyseal fractures of long bones are associated with considerable deforming forces, tenuous soft-tissue envelopes, and, often, severely compromised osseous integrity. Contemporary methods to fix complex metadiaphyseal fractures must achieve a balance between the biomechanical and biologic environments. The advent of precontoured locking plates inserted with evolving minimally invasive techniques may achieve both goals. Enthusiasm for their application demands continued scientific validation. Indications and outcomes must be carefully evaluated, and the benefits and limitations of this combination of implant design and surgical execution must be recognized.
Stephen A Kottmeier; Clifford B Jones; Paul Tornetta; Thomas A Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Instructional course lectures     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0065-6895     ISO Abbreviation:  Instr Course Lect     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507149     Medline TA:  Instr Course Lect     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Director of Orthopedic Trauma Service, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University New York Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, New York.
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