The effect of screw thread length on initial stability of Schatzker type 1 tibial plateau fracture fixation: A biomechanical study

Salduz A. , Birisik F., Polat G., Bekler B., Bozdag E., Kilicoglu Ö. İ.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, vol.11, no.1, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13018-016-0484-9
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
  • Keywords: Tibial plateau fractures, Cancellous screw, Thread length, Cyclic loading, Biomechanical test, HOLDING POWER, PULLOUT STRENGTH, LAG SCREWS, BONE, DESIGN, MODEL, HEAD


Background: This study compares the cyclic loading properties and failure loads of two screw combinations on a synthetic Schatzker type 1 tibia fracture model. Our hypothesis was that after adequate compression with first a partially threaded screw, addition of a fully threaded screw would provide more stability than an addition of a second partially threaded screw.