LCP Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS)
The LCP DHS is a modification of the existing DHS. It allows for angular stable fixation with the bone due to the new combination holes in the shaft. Furthermore, undercuts and a bullet nose at the distal end have been added to all plates. The surgical technique of the LCP DHS is the same as for the DHS, except that the bullet nose allows for an easier MIPO technique. The LCP DHS plate has an increased pull-out resistance due to angular stability which is especially useful in osteoporotic bone.
The indications are basically the same as for the DHS, pertrochanteric and intertrochanteric fractures of type 31-A in the AO Classification, and femoral neck fractures 31-B, in conjunction with the use of an antirotation screw.
The LCP DHS is available in stainless steel and titanium. Plates with up to 20 holes (long barrel length) and up to 6 holes (short barrel length), are available for all angles.
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