The Small Fragment includes Locking plates available for the clavicle, scapula, olecranon, humerus, radius, ulna, distal tibia and fibula. The 2.7/3.5 mm Locking Fragment Plates can be implanted on small bones as a primary or auxiliary implant.
Good plate prefers two different types of materials to design lock compression plates. These include stainless steel and titanium, both of which are high-quality materials.
Stainless steel implants have equal or superior biomechanical properties when compared with titanium implants. However, there is clinical evidence that titanium plates have a lower rate of failure and fewer complications than similar stainless steel implants in some situations.
Most commonly used to hold bones in place while they heal, titanium plates are erosion resistant and strong enough to hold the mending bones in place. Doctors may elect to implant a titanium plate in a patient with a bad fracture, a severe skull injury, or bone degeneration disease.
Locking plates are surgical tools used to stabilize fractures. They differ from standard plates in that the screw heads lock into the plate, providing a composite unit, or 'fixed-angle device'. Standard plates are compressed against the underlying bone by the pressure applied using normal screws.
Plates are like internal splints that hold the broken pieces of bone together. They are attached to the bone with screws. Plates may be left in place after healing is complete, or they may be removed (in select cases)
Locking screws have a larger core diameter and finer thread pitch as compared to standard screws; locking screws are designed to resist bending and shear, and do not need to generate compression between the plate and bone.
You might feel some pain, swelling or discomfort. Don't worry, it's normal. Your bone fracture was repaired thanks to the application of plates and screws used in orthopedic surgery. It might help to rest your limb on a pillow, and this will probably reduce your pain.
This process will typically take six to eight weeks. However, this time frame can vary based on the fracture type and location.