Locking Plates: Tips and Tricks

Smith, Wade R.; Ziran, Bruce H.; Anglen, Jeff O.; Stahel, Philip F.
October 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 10, p2298
Academic Journal
The article discusses techniques and principles of locking plate fixation. Locking plates are fracture fixations devices with threaded screw holes, which allows screw to thread to the plate and function as fixed-angle device. The indications for its use include the comminuted shaft fractures, comminuted metaphyseal intra-articular fractures and short-segment metaphyseal fractures.


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