Locking Plate Technology

The implantation of plates to provide support and stability at the site of bone damage, usually related to periarticular fractures, is a mainstay of orthopaedic surgery. These plates are fixed to the site of injury using specifically engineered screws that help repair the injury. Physicians are constantly changing and adapting this technology to improve its capabilities. Recent improvements include pre-contoured plates for the individual patient, the choice of locking or non-locking screws, better fracture compression with locking screws, and improved union rates.