DHS Implant System

  • Pietro Regazzoni
  • Thomas Rüedi
  • Robert Winquist
  • Martin Allgöwer

Abstract

The DHS implant system is composed of the DHS plate and the DHS lag screw. The plates are available with two types of barrels: a standard barrel (38 mm) and a short barrel (25 mm). The short barrel plates are seldom indicated; their gliding characteristics are far less satisfactory than those of the standard barrel plate. Their use should be limited to especially small femurs and to the rare cases where a long impaction distance is to be expected and where the screw might “run out of glide” with a standard barrel. In cases where medial displacement osteotomy is carried out, the use of the short barrel might be advisable.

Keywords

Heparin Dexon Coumarin 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Regazzoni
    • 1
  • Thomas Rüedi
    • 2
  • Robert Winquist
    • 3
  • Martin Allgöwer
    • 4
  1. 1.Departement Chirurgie der UniversitätBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Departement ChirurgieRätisches Kantonsspital ChurChurSwitzerland
  3. 3.Orthopedic Physicians, Inc., P.S.SeattleUSA
  4. 4.BaselSwitzerland

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