Technical TricksRemoval of the Less Invasive Stabilization SystemGeorgiadis, Gregory M. MD; Gove, Nicholas K. MD; Smith, Andrew D.; Rodway, Ian P. MDAuthor Information From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH. Accepted for publication June 16, 2004. No financial support of this project has occurred. The authors have received nothing of value. This manuscript does not contain information about medical devices. Reprints: Gregory M. Georgiadis, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, 3065 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614–5807 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: September 2004 - Volume 18 - Issue 8 - p 562-564 Buy Abstract Summary: The Less Invasive Stabilization System (LISS; Synthes; Paoli, PA) is a newly developed locking plate that has been used for fixation of distal femoral supracondylar and proximal tibial fractures. The early clinical results have been encouraging; however, there is little information available on the removal of these implants. Frequent stripping of the locking screws has been found by our group when removal is attempted. Our approach to this problem is described. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.