The Double Dynamic Martin Screw (DMS)

Adjustable Implant System for Proximal and Distal Femur Fractures

  • Karl-Klaus Dittel
  • Matthias Rapp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Introduction

    1. K. -K. Dittel
      Pages 1-3
  3. Conventional hip surgery in traumatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. K. -K. Dittel
      Pages 7-12
  4. Technical properties of the DMS

  5. Radioanatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
  6. Fracture classification at the proximal femur

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. M. Rapp
      Pages 47-48
  7. Surgical technique for fracture treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. M. Rapp, K. -K. Dittel
      Pages 51-58
  8. Operative procedures (Case reports)

  9. Additional and adjuvant measurements and procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. M. Rapp, K. -K. Dittel
      Pages 153-160
    3. K. K. Förster, K. M. Peters
      Pages 161-172
    4. K. -K. Dittel
      Pages 173-173
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-185

About this book


The scope and importance of hip fractures is almost incomprehensible. With a world wide incidence of close to 2 million cases per year, theses fractures pose a daunting challenge to our ability to affect and treat this epidemic.

Basics for operative treatment of proximal and distal femur fractures:

  • Clear surgical indication
  • Short planning and preparation < 24 h
  • Full weight bearing osteosynthesis
  • Early mobilisation and physiotherapy

 In comprehensive form the book presents the usage of a meanwhile well installed implant (DMS) for osteosynthesis technique in the peritrochanteric region. The „double dynamic" stabilization (sliding tongue principle and angle adapted contoured fit) means a state of the art fracture treatment procedure. It is a convincing alternative to achieve a biological osteosynthesis at the femur. The system includes an infinitely adjustable, flexible angle, dynamic plate with a tubular distal part.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karl-Klaus Dittel
    • 1
  • Matthias Rapp
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery Marienhospital StuttgartAcademic Hospital of the University of Tübingen, GermanyStuttgart

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