Study of clinical and functional outcome of fractures of long bones with locking compression plates
Author(s): Shashi Kant Kumar Singh, Shashi Kant Suman and Rajkumar
Abstract: The study was done to observe the role of locking compression plate as a fixation device in the management of fracture of long bones. Locking compression plate is an economical, safe and sound fixation system for the treatment of fracture of any part of the long bones. It is the implant of choice in case of pathological fractures comminuted fracture periarticular fractures, periprosthetic fractures and very wide or very narrow medullary canal in fractured bone. LCP is an alternative choice of implants for conventional plating and intramedullary nailing. It takes minimal time and less blood loss when used as a MIPO technique. The fixation of the long bone fracture by LCP allowed rapid mobilization and early weight bearing and does not interfere with functional use of limb during treatment or healing of fracture. A total of 40 patients were included in this study, but only 35 patients was evaluated and followed up at 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 24 weeks.
Shashi Kant Kumar Singh, Shashi Kant Suman, Rajkumar. Study of clinical and functional outcome of fractures of long bones with locking compression plates. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(4):479-483. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4g.65