Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 2002; 10(4): 205-207
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-39266
Original Article

© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

ISIS: Integrated Shoulder Implantation Set

K.-K. Dittel1 , M. Rapp1
  • 1Department of Traumatology, Marienhospital, Stuttgart, Germany
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Publication Date:
26 May 2003 (online)


The worldwide increase of sporting activities is leading to a high rate of bony, ligamentary or combined injuries at the shoulder joint. The efforts to improve the operative results by reducing complications should not be neglected under the special item of the traumatized shoulder.

The conventional implants being used in trauma surgery at the shoulder include complication rates ranging from 5 % up to 20 % according to the recent European literature (1996-2000) due to the operative technique, the skill of the surgeon and the patient’s compliance. This sequence of complications is neither acceptable today nor in the future.


In order to reduce the actual complications and to improve operative results in trauma surgery at the shoulder a new implant set for shoulder surgery has been presented for the first time at the Gerhard Küntscher Kreis Congress in Crete, 2002. The proportions of the new implants regard the anatomic structures of the shoulder to a very high degree with decisive advantages concerning the soft tissue situation at the clavicula. The stability of each individual plate is tested as excellent for its purpose and its efficiency guarantees early functional physiotherapy, an extraordinary low infection rate and postoperative progresses during the first year of experience.

With the new implants it is expected to reduce the sequence of complications after bony or ligamentary injuries with the hope after the experiences of the first year that a way of treatment has been found for future patients to enable the surgeon to achieve a much better degree satisfaction for his patients.

Prof. Dr. K.-K. Dittel
Dr. M. Rapp

Department of Traumatology · Marienhospital Stuttgart

Böheimstrasse 37

70199 Stuttgart · Germany