The locking compression plate (LCP) is a newer modality for fracture fixation of both bone forearm fractures. The aim of the study is to compare this modality with the conventional Limited contact dynamic compression plate for Diaphyseal fractures of both bone forearm.
Materials and methods:
It is a prospective type of comparative study involving 40 patients, 20 in each group. The functional outcome was assessed using the criteria of Anderson et al.
The quality of reduction of the fractures was assessed using the criteria of Leung et al. The patient rated outcome was assessed using the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire.
Results: The mean duration of surgery and the time for union were discovered to be less in LCP group as compared to LC-DCP though statistically insignificant. No significant differences were found between two groups with respect to functional outcomes (Anderson’s creiteria and DASH score)
Conclusion: LCP is an effective alternative treatment over LC-DCP in the management of these fracture but their superiority could not be certified. We conclude that surgical planning and technique for plate fixation is more important than the choice of implant.