The Use of Locking Plates in Fracture Care: Biomechanics, Techniques, Pearls, and Pitfalls


This OKO topic reviews the development of locked plating in surgical fracture care. The concept of a locked "internal fixator" changed the traditional approach to fracture plating. The authors describe the technique of locked plating, its indications and contraindications, pearls and pitfalls, and briefly discuss the outcomes achieved through its use.

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