Orthopedic plate

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An orthopedic plate is a form of internal fixation used in orthopaedic surgery to hold fractures in place to allow bone healing.

History[edit]

Year Type Inventor Description
1969 Dynamic compression plate (DCP)
1990 Limited-contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP)
1994 Less-invasive stabilization system (LISS)
2001 Locking Compression Plate (LCP)

Modes of use[edit]

  • Buttress
  • Neutralisation
  • Bridging
  • Tension
  • Compression

See also[edit]