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Fig. 4 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 4

From: Open reduction and internal fixation of quadrilateral plate fractures in the elderly: association between initial fracture pattern and outcomes

Fig. 4

a Traditional fixation method: a plate placed along the medial edge of the pelvic brim with screws extending distally into the posterior column. It has a high risk of screws penetrating into the hip. b DAPSQ: Screws were inserted parallel to the surface of quadrilateral plate and only 1/3 to 1/2 transverse diameter of quadrilateral screws entered into the bone. This visualization method could entirely avoid the risk of hip penetration

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