Complications when using the cannulated 3.5 mm screw system

Richard K. Schwend, William L. Hennrikus, Thomas J. O'Brien, Michael B. Millis, Michael R. Lynch

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopedics
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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