Four corner fusion using a multidirectional angular stable locking plate
Tahseen Chaudhry, Michelle Spiteri, Dominic Power, Mark Brewster, Department of Hand Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Chaudhry T contributed to design and planning, protocol, data collection and processing, literature review, paper write up and revisions; Spiteri M contributed to data collection and processing, literature review; Power D contributed to study design and setup, data collection, paper review; Brewster M contributed to design and planning, protocol, data collection and processing, literature review.
Institutional review board statement: The study met the requirements of our hospital Institutional Review Board for clinical research. None of the authors have any conflict of interest to declare.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the individual authors of this paper have any conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available for this study. All data are included in the paper itself.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Tahseen Chaudhry, Department of Hand Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 31, 2016
Peer-review started: February 1, 2016
First decision: March 24, 2016
Revised: May 11, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016