Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS) for fractures of the proximal tibia: indications, surgical technique and preliminary results of the UMC Clinical Trial
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The surgical treatment of proximal tibia fractures, with or without intraarticular involvement, is associated with well-described patterns of failure and significant complication rates. Recent surgical advances allow for a minimally invasive approach to such injuries, which may improve healing times, increase union rates, and decrease complication rates. The Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS) for proximal tibia fractures employs a laterally based fixed angled implant, allowing for the placement of locking screws proximal and distal to the fracture, which may be placed percutaneously. This manuscript presents the surgical technique and indications of the Tibia LISS. A preview of the early clinical results of the treatment of bicondylar tibial plateau fractures and proximal tibia diaphysis will also be presented.
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