Use of a stainless steel locking calcaneal plate for quadrilateral plate buttress in the treatment of acetabular fractures
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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.
KeywordsAcetabulum Acetabular fractures Quadrilateral plate Pelvis fractures Complex fractures Seven plate Quadrilateral buttress Articular fractures
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest related to this manuscript.
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