The Gotfried PC.C.P.™ uses a minimally invasive procedure and dedicated percutaneous instrumentation to treat pertrochanteric fractures without fracture exposure. The instruments, implants and application technique, collectively, contribute to reduced patient trauma resulting in improved ambulatory ability.
Features & Benefits
The PC.C.P technique is designed around four fundamental principles:
- Closed fractures reduction to a 135° shaft/neck angle
- Minimally invasive surgery with no exposure of the fracture
- The provision of rotational stability
- Prevention of lateral wall fracture and hence of fracture collapse
- Minimized operative trauma and blood loss
- No fracture exposure
- Provides rotational stability
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Immediate weight bearing (surgeon advised)
- Reduces postoperative pain
- Comparatively, studies show decreased mortality1,2
- Gotfried Y. Percutaneous compression plating of intertrochanteric hip fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2000 Sep-Oct;14(7):490-5.
- Yang E, Qureshi S, Trokhan S, Joseph D. Gotfried percutaneous compression plating compared with sliding hip screw fixation of intertrochanteric hip fractures: a prospective randomized study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 18;93(10):942-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00849.