New concepts for bone fracture treatment and the Locking Compression Plate.

@article{Wagner2004NewCF,
  title={New concepts for bone fracture treatment and the Locking Compression Plate.},
  author={Michael J Wagner and Andr{\'e} Frenk and Roebi Frigg},
  journal={Surgical technology international},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          271-7
        }
}
The operative treatment of bone fractures using plates and screws is a standard successful technique. Internal fixation with plates and screws leads to additional trauma and disturbance of the bone blood supply, which increases the risk of delayed union and infection. However, problems also are encountered in the fixation of osteoporotic bone. The locked internal fixator technique is an approach to optimize internal fixation. It aims at flexible elastic fixation to imitate spontaneous healing… CONTINUE READING

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