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Table 3 Radiological findings

From: Use of screw locking elements improves radiological and biomechanical results of femoral osteotomies

   Sheep number Cortical bridging Femoral alignment Osteosynthesis failure
Group 6 s DCP + 6 s 1 4 15° recurvatum 1 loose screw
2 4 30° recurvatum No
3 4 30° recurvatum No
4 0 30° recurvatum and 30° varus Loosening of all proximal screws
DCP + 6 s + 2SLE 1 4 Normal No
2 4 Normal No
3 4 Normal No
4 4 15° recurvatum and 10° valgus No
Group 8 s DCP + 8 s 1 1 Normal 1 loose screw
2 0 Complete disalignment Loosening of all proximal screws
3 4 Normal No
4 4 30° varus Plate bending
DCP + 8 s + 2SLE 1   Normal No
2   Normal No
3   Normal 1 loose screw
   4   Normal No
  1. Group DCP + 6 s: plate of 6 screws without SLE euthanized after 16 weeks; Group DCP + 6 s + 2SLE: plate of 6 screws with 2 SLE euthanized after 16 weeks; Group DCP + 8 s: plate of 8 screws without SLE euthanized after 8 weeks; Group DCP + 8 s + 2SLE: plate of 8 screws with 2 SLE euthanized after 8 weeks.