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Article: Locking compression plate in the treatment of forearm fractures: a prospective study.

TitleLocking compression plate in the treatment of forearm fractures: a prospective study.
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.josonline.org/
Citation
Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 2006, v. 14 n. 3, p. 291-294 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE. To evaluate the use of locking compression plates (LCPs) in diaphyseal forearm fractures. METHODS. 9 women and 23 men (mean age, 35; range, 12-70 years) with 45 forearm fractures were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with 3.5-mm stainless steel LCPs. All patients were followed up monthly until union; the mean duration being 20 months. Radiographic assessment was performed at 3, 6, 12, and 18 months. Clinical assessments regarding pain and function were undertaken at the final follow-up. RESULTS. Two patients had delayed union but none had nonunion. There was no deep infection and only one superficial infection. Two refractures occurred after implant removal, both were of simple transverse type and at the sites of the original fractures. 33% of the fractures were reduced anatomically. 56% of the fractures healed with no or minimal callus formation and 44% with moderate callus formation. In total, 13% of the anatomically reduced fractures had moderate or abundant callus formation. 22 patients opted for removal of the implants (29 LCPs), after a mean of 16 (range, 9-21) months. CONCLUSION. The LCP is an effective bridging device used for treating comminuted fractures, but for treating simple fractures its superiority over conventional plating is yet to be proven.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79577
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.542
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.458

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, SPen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 2006, v. 14 n. 3, p. 291-294en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1022-5536en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPURPOSE. To evaluate the use of locking compression plates (LCPs) in diaphyseal forearm fractures. METHODS. 9 women and 23 men (mean age, 35; range, 12-70 years) with 45 forearm fractures were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with 3.5-mm stainless steel LCPs. All patients were followed up monthly until union; the mean duration being 20 months. Radiographic assessment was performed at 3, 6, 12, and 18 months. Clinical assessments regarding pain and function were undertaken at the final follow-up. RESULTS. Two patients had delayed union but none had nonunion. There was no deep infection and only one superficial infection. Two refractures occurred after implant removal, both were of simple transverse type and at the sites of the original fractures. 33% of the fractures were reduced anatomically. 56% of the fractures healed with no or minimal callus formation and 44% with moderate callus formation. In total, 13% of the anatomically reduced fractures had moderate or abundant callus formation. 22 patients opted for removal of the implants (29 LCPs), after a mean of 16 (range, 9-21) months. CONCLUSION. The LCP is an effective bridging device used for treating comminuted fractures, but for treating simple fractures its superiority over conventional plating is yet to be proven.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.josonline.org/en_HK
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dc.titleLocking compression plate in the treatment of forearm fractures: a prospective study.en_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLeung, F: klleunga@hku.hken_HK
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