Femoral nailing is an attractive option for the treatment of hip fractures. This is a minimally invasive technique only...
DePuy Synthes Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) System
The Synthes Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) is one of several options for sliding hip screw constructs. The large screw in the bone, called the lag screw, is made of stainless steel and has threads at the tip of the screw only to allow for more effective compression. The femur side plate is also made of stainless steel and is lower profile than other competing options, which leads to less irritation to the surrounding muscle and tissue after placement.
Both the plate and screw come in several size options to allow for customization to each patients’ anatomy. The DHS system is particularly unique because of the number of options in each component of the construct: plate length, barrel length, barrel angle, and lag screw length.