Clinical application of locked plating system in children. An orthopaedic view

Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Jose Alberto Zafra-Jimenez, Juan Rodriguez Martin

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Abstract

In recent years, the locked plating system has gained favour in the treatment of certain fractures in adults; however, there is not much information regarding its use in children. We think there could be some advantages and applications such as: an alternative to external fixation, the bridge plating technique, unicortical screws, removal of hardware, metadiaphyseal fractures, periarticular fractures, poor quality bone, and allograft fixation. However, there are some disadvantages to keep in mind and the final decision for using it should be based on the osteosynthesis method principle the surgeon would like to apply. In this review article we discuss the up-to-date possible clinical applications and issues of this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-938
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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