Another scientific publication on the Gannet Implant that we developed (a Dynamic Locking Blade Plate for femoral neck fractures). Hereby, a short English translation of the Italian article.
Title: Our preliminary experience in the treatment of femoral neck fractures with the Gannet plate
Methods: 17 patients, mean age 79,1yrs, mean FU 13 months. All femoral neck fractures, treated within 48hours.
Observations: low impact-fast surgery, 6-7cm lateral incision and mean of 25 minutes of surgical time. For the selected patients (elderly) it is a valid alternative to other devices for synthesis-surgical method, lateral insertion preserves head vascularization with respect to nailing systems;
valid for type 1 and type 2 Gardner, base head fractures, low compound degree fractures and lateral fractures with preserved lateral wall.
Results: very good, no relevant complications, full bearing at post-op and good functional recovery at 3 month post-op.
When your Italian is good enough you can find the full text here.
Other Scientific Publications, evaluating the Gannet Implant are:
Initial promising results of the dynamic locking blade plate, a new implant for the fixation of intracapsular hip fractures: results of a pilot study
The dynamic locking blade plate, a new implant for intracapsular hip fractures: biomechanical comparison with the sliding hip screw and Twin Hook.
Thesis: The Dynamic Locking Blade Plate; innovation in the treatment of femoral neck fractures.
Low failure rate by means of DLBP fixation of undisplaced femoral neck fractures.
Displaced femoral neck fractures in patients 60 years of age or younger: results of internal fixation with the dynamic locking blade plate.