Large osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle in the adolescent: Outcome of bioabsorbable pin fixation.
While in the fixation group, osteochondral fragments were openly internally fixed using headless compression screws (Headless Compression Screw, Double Medical, China) or bioabsorbable pins (FreedomPin, Inion Oy, USA) [Figure 3].
Morganti, "Large osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle in the adolescent: outcome of bioabsorbable pin
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Open reduction and bioabsorbable pin
fixation for late presenting irreducible supracondylar humeral fracture in children.
Different fixation techniques have been described, but bioabsorbable pins
are most frequently used (Table 1) (1,4,11,13,14).
In 2009, 6 children with similar fractures constituted group 2 and were treated using bioabsorbable pins and/or screws with the same surgical approach.
Using bioabsorbable pins and screws requires fine technical skills and good knowledge of the material, especially when applied to a small size elbow.
Examples include materials used for kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty, bone cements and bioabsorbable pins
or nails used to enhance healing of fractures.