Use of a stainless steel locking calcaneal plate for quadrilateral plate buttress in the treatment of acetabular fractures

  • Guilherme Boni
  • Robinson E. PiresEmail author
  • Gustavo T. Sanchez
  • Fernando B. dos Reis
  • Richard S. Yoon
  • Frank A. Liporace
Technical Note • HIP - FRACTURES


Operative fixation of acetabular fractures involving the quadrilateral surface presents a challenging clinical scenario. Classically, quadrilateral plate buttress was achieved via the use of a “seven” plate. More recently, the use of an anatomic, pre-contoured design has been gaining popularity due to its pre-contoured shape and larger footprint, allowing for a wider quadrilateral plate buttress. The current study presents using a stainless steel locking calcaneal plate to obtain similar surface area coverage as the modern pre-contoured quadrilateral plate, but at a lower cost.

Level of evidence IV.


Acetabulum Acetabular fractures Quadrilateral plate Pelvis fractures Complex fractures Seven plate Quadrilateral buttress Articular fractures 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest related to this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of the Locomotor ApparatusFederal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Division of Orthopedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopedic SurgeryJersey City Medical Center – RWJ Barnabas HealthJersey CityUSA

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