The Gannet fixation system is supported by clinical evidence. From its first clinical use until today, clinical results have been investigated . Multiple peer-reviewed publications report that Gannet has superior mechanical stability over and better clinical outcomes than the most commonly used implants for fixation of femoral neck fractures.


Expert opinion and biomechanical tests
Roerdink et al, “The Dynamic Locking Blade, a New Implant for Intracapsular Hip Fractures: Biomechanical Comparison with the Sliding Hip Screw and Twin Hook”, Injury 2009

LEVEL 3&4:

Case series:
Roerdink et al, “Initial Promising Results of the Dynamic Locking Blade Plate, a New Implant for the Fixation of intracapsular Hip Fractures: Results of a Pilot Study”, ArchOrthop TraumaSurg 2011


Prospective cohort studies<.u>
Van Walsum et al, “The Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures and the Results of the Gannet”, Keynote session, ESTES 2015
Van Walsum et al, “Low Failure Rate by Means if DLBP Fixation of Undisplaced Femoral Neck Fractures”,EurJ Trauma Emerg Surg 2017
Kalsbeek et al, “Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Patients 60 years of age or younger: Results of Internal Fixation with the Dynamic Locking Blade Plate” J Bone Joint Surg, 2018


Kalsbeek et al, “Study protocol for the DEFEND trial: an RCT on the Dynamic Locking Blade Plate (DLBP) vs the Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) for discplaced femoral neck fractures in patients 65 years and younger”, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2020