Five patients with breakage of instrumentation when using the cannulated 3.5 mm screw system for fracture fixation are reported. Four 1.25 mm guide wires were sheared off by the cannulated drill and one 3.5 mm cannulated tap sleeve fractured. This article presents potential dangers when using the cannulated 3.5 mm screw system for general fracture care.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1997|
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