Title
Evaluation of prominence of straight plates and precontoured clavicle plates using automated plate-to-bone alignmentEvaluation of prominence of straight plates and precontoured clavicle plates using automated plate-to-bone alignment
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Research group
Vision lab
Antwerp Surgical Training, Anatomy and Research Centre (ASTARC)
Publication type
article
Publication
Bruxelles,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta orthopaedica Belgica. - Bruxelles, 1946 - 2002
Volume/pages
80(2014):3, p. 301-308
ISSN
0001-6462
ISI
000343848000003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Hardware prominence after plate fixation for clavicle fracture is a common complication. The aim of the study was to perform a 3D analysis of the prominence of different types of superior clavicle plates. An automated fitting of 3 straight and 10 precontoured plates was performed on 52 3D-CT-scan reconstructed cadaver clavicles. The mean and maximum bone-plate distance and maximum prominence was significant higher with the straight plates compared to the precontoured plates. The mean and maximum boneplate distance was significant higher with the precontoured DePuy-Synthes plates compared to the precontoured Acumed plates but when evaluating the maximum prominence there was no significant difference between the most commonly used 8-holes plates. To conclude, precontoured plates of the clavicula diminish significantly hardware prominence. There exists a difference in hardware prominence between different brands of precontoured plates but this difference is limited and in most cases not significant.
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