History and Development of the Orthopedic Screw

    Published: Jan 1994

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    The orthopedic screw is the building block of internal fixation. Since screws were first used one hundred and fifty years ago for bone fixation, the concepts for their design have changed markedly. This paper reviews the milestones in the development of the orthopedic screw.


    screw strength, screw diameter, core diameter, self-tapping

    Author Information:

    Sehlinger, TE
    Resident, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

    Seligson, D
    Professor and Vice Chairman, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12216S

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