Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
SAWAIA, Rogério Naim and BELANGERO, William Dias. The MINUS® System - minimally invasive technique for the treatment of trantrochanteric fractures . Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2012, vol.47, n.1, pp. 113-117. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162012000100016.
The MINUS system was developed as a minimally invasive procedure that uses a diaphyseal cephalic extramedullary implant for the treatment of transtrochanteral fractures of the femur in elderly patients. The implant consists of a sliding screw coupled to a plate adapted to the minimally invasive technique. The surgical access is approximately three centimeters in length located on the lateral surface of the hip, below the projection of the small trochanter. A perfectly adapted instrument was used for the procedure, which also requires the use of an image intensifier, reducing surgery time and rate of bleeding. The objective of this study is to present a new instrument and implant, developed specifically for treatment with the minimally invasive technique, reducing the length of the conventional surgical access from 10 to three centimetres. This new implant was given the commercial name of MINUS System.
Keywords : Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive; Hip Fractures; Femoral Fractures; Bone Screws.