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, pp.146, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13018-016-0484-9
  • Journal Name: Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.146
  • Keywords: Tibial plateau fractures, Cancellous screw, Thread length, Cyclic loading, Biomechanical test, HOLDING POWER, PULLOUT STRENGTH, LAG SCREWS, BONE, DESIGN, MODEL, HEAD
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.