The scientific observations of biomechanics and biology of bone lead to the new concept of biological plating. The newly designed LCP stands for a new approach for plate fixation, reduced trauma to bone, preservation of blood supply, avoidance of producing stress risers at implant removal, the fixed angle construct and excellent tissue tolerance were the goals to be realized
Methodology: On an average 60 cases were operated for plating of forearm bones in one year. Sample size was taken as 50 with equal distribution of cases (using randomization list) i.e. 25 cases with dynamic compression plating (DCP) (Group A) and 25 cases with locking compression plating (LCP) (Group B)
Results: A total of 98 bones were fixed in 50 patients of which 48 were both bones and isolated ulna in 1 each. In Group A there were 24 both bone (96%), 1 isolated ulna (4%). In Group B there were 24 both bone (96%), 1 isolated ulna (4%).
Conclusion: Complications, duration of surgery and surgical technique virtually remains unchanged