Characteristics of locking reconstruction titanium plate in the treatment of acetabular fracture for aged patients

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pelvic and acetabular fractures in elderly are frequently observed in the clinic, and the incidence gradually increased. Moreover, it is difficult to conduct reduction and fixation due to their physical status and osteoporosis to different degrees. Locking plate is ideal fixation material in surgical treatment of acetabular fractures in elderly due to the special functions and good molding of screw and locking plate.

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the advantages and disadvantages of locking reconstruction plate used in the acetabular fracture for the aged patients and to improve the clinical effect of acetabular fractures in elderly.

METHODS:

From January 2010 to February 2013, 21 aged patients with acetabular fracture were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with locking reconstruction plates made of titanium and 00Cr18Ni14Mo3 stainless steel in the Department of Orthopedics Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Of 21 patients, 20 cases were followed up for 12-18 months (mean 14 months), but one dropped out. All the fractures were healed within 4-6 months and no failure cases. According to Matta evaluation criteria, the satisfactory rate was 90%. According to the D'Aubigne scoring system, the excellent and good rate was 95%. These data indicated that locking reconstruction titanium plate is reliable, has low failure rate and satisfactory clinical effects for acetabular fracture in aged patients, and is ideal fixation material in treatment of acetabular fractures in elderly.

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