J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1984 Apr;19(2):351-356. 10.4055/jkoa.1984.19.2.351.

Subtrochanteric Fracture Treated with Bent Self - Compression Plate


Subtrochanteric fracture is well known for its difficulty in management, though various devices of rigid fixation have been developed. Each internal fixation device requires a lot of surgical instruments and the surgeon must be skillful in using them. Osteo self-compression plate which was preoperatively bent to fit the contour of the lateral surface of the subtrochanteric region was proved to be technically easy to fix these fractures without causing major complication. Present authors recommend to use this prebent Osteo self-compression device to treat this fracture when the surgical instruments are not fully equipped, and suitable fixation devices are not available, and/or the surgeon has no experience in handling the newly developed surgical instruments for the subtrochanteric fracture.


Fracture; Subtrochanteric; Pre-bent; Self-compression plate; Osteo

MeSH Terms

Internal Fixators
Surgical Instruments
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