Does locked plating of periprosthetic supracondylar femur fractures promote bone healing by callus formation? Two cases with opposite outcomes.

@article{Henderson2008DoesLP,
  title={Does locked plating of periprosthetic supracondylar femur fractures promote bone healing by callus formation? Two cases with opposite outcomes.},
  author={Christopher E. Henderson and Michael Bottlang and John Lawrence Marsh and Dan C Fitzpatrick and Steven M. Madey},
  journal={The Iowa orthopaedic journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={73-6}
}
Contemporary locking plates promote biological fixation through indirect reduction techniques and by elevating the plate from the bone. They have improved fixation strength in osteoporotic bone. Periarticular locking plates are rapidly being adopted for bridge plating of periprosthetic femur fractures. When these plates are used for indirect reduction and bridge plating osteosynthesis, fracture union occurs by secondary bone healing with callus formation which is stimulated by interfragmentary… CONTINUE READING