Category: Plating Systems
LCP™ Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) incl. DHS Blade and Locking Trochanter Stabilization Plate (LTSP) is designed for the treatment of proximal femoral fractures, and is especially beneficial for patients with poor quality bone (e.g. osteoporosis).
For full information on indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions please see the product specific IFU and Surgical Technique DSEM/TRM/1114/0221(1).
|Increased rotational stability||The shape of the blade leads to improved rotational stability of the femoral head-neck fragment, which is vital for reducing the risk of cut-out, delayed union and varus angulation in unstable trochanteric fractures.|
|Better anchorage in the femoral head||The specially designed tip of the blade allows for compaction of the bone when the blade is inserted. This compaction leads to improved anchorage of the implant in the femoral head, which is beneficial especially in osteoporotic bone.|
|Increased support surface||
The weight-bearing surface of the DHS Blade is greater compared to the surface of the conventional DHS Screw and can therefore take greater loads. A larger surface means less
pressure from the implant onto the bone and less risk for cut-out.
|Less cut-out||Better rotational stability, better anchorage in the femoral head and an increased support surface result in a lower risk of cut-out.|
|Compatible with conventional and LCP DHS plate||Both the DHS Blade and the DHS Screw are compatible with the LCP DHS plate as well as the conventional DHS plate.|
|Various lengths ensure optimal anchorage||
The DHS Blade consists of a shaft part and a blade part. The length of the blade part depends on the total length of the DHS Blade: the shorter the entire DHS Blade, the shorter the blade part. This ensures an optimal anchorage of the DHS
Blade in the femoral head for different bone sizes.
|During insertion: DHS Blade is unlocked||The shaft part and the blade part can rotate against each other.|
|After implantation: DHS Blade is locked||When the bolt in the DHS Blade is screwed forward, the rotation between blade part and shaft part gets locked. The shaft part and the blade part cannot rotate against each other anymore.|
|Surgical Technique DSEM/TRM/1114/0221(1)|