How Orthopaedic Locking Plates brought a revolution in Surgeries
What are Orthopaedic Locking Plates?
Plates are fracture fixation devices. These consist of
plates along with the screws. The screws are basically used to fix the plates
in their correct position without any failure. With screws these plates do not
get loose and fall apart.
Why are they needed?
Orthopaedic Plates are used for treating fractures. Locking
Plates are a common way of treating fracture when there is no other ways to
treat a bone fracture. Each human body has a different requirement is different
from others. It is essential for the doctors to make the right choice for your
skeletal structure. Locking plates if attached properly can help significantly
in healing of the bones. Locking plate’s mechanism is very efficient in
surgeries and makes the doctor's life easier.
How are Locking Plates used for treating the patients?
For plates to serve their purpose, it is essential they are
of appropriate width and length according to the bone for which they will be
used. When the plates are inserted, it must be checked they are neutralizing
all the forces like compression force, bending force etc. Plates are applied to
reduce the gap between bones at the fracture site and provide rigid fixation.
Locking plates are especially helpful for patients with osteoporosis and
fractures with multiple segments.
When are locking plates used?
- Any fracture
- Poor bone quality
- comminuted fractures
- juxta articular fractures
- MIPO candidates
- revision fractures
How helpful Locking plates are to a Surgeon?
When we use locking plates, by locking the screws into the plate, locking plates do not compress the periosteum and bone is not pre-stressed. With traditional plating, the surgeon can use a well-contoured plate to help reduce a fracture and the plate then maintains the reduction as compression occurs between plate and bone. Plate contour is not critical for fixation and locking screws will not reduce the fracture. The surgeon should first reduce the fracture or fusion site, and then fixate the site. These are the bio mechanical features that differentiate from the standard plates.
Locking plates are rightly believed to make surgical life easier. It is believed that locking plates are the most significant advancement in orthopaedic surgery in the last 25 years. There are so many medical industry but what make GWS special is the superior quality and design of the locking plates we offer to our clients.