publication . Article . 2015

Scaphoid Fracture Fixation with an Acutrak® Screw

Loving, Vilert A.; Richardson, Michael L.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: Radiology Case Reports, volume 1, issue 2, pages 58-60 (issn: 1930-0433, eissn: 1930-0433, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
We report a case of fixation of a scaphoid fracture using an Acutrak® screw. This screw is cannulated and headless, which allows it to be implanted below the surface of the bone. It uses the same concept of variable thread pitch as the Herbert screw, but unlike the Herbert screw, is fully threaded, with continuously varying pitch along its length. This variable pitch creates constant compression across a fracture as the screw is advanced, and gives the screw its unique appearance. This feature may improve internal holding power, as well as allow a fracture or osteotomy site to lie anywhere along the length of the screw.
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free text keywords: AP, anteroposterior, Article

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publication . Article . 2015

Scaphoid Fracture Fixation with an Acutrak® Screw

Loving, Vilert A.; Richardson, Michael L.;