A comparison of complication rates between locking and non-locking plates in distal fibular fractures

A comparison of complication rates between locking and non-locking plates in distal fibular... BackgroundLocking compression plates have become increasingly popular in orthopaedic surgery. However, the gold standard of treatment for distal fibular fractures remains fixation with a non-locking one-third tubular plate. It has been reported that locking plates in distal fibular fractures are associated with an increased complication rate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research Elsevier

A comparison of complication rates between locking and non-locking plates in distal fibular fractures

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1877-0568
eISSN
1617-3538
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.otsr.2018.03.001
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Abstract

BackgroundLocking compression plates have become increasingly popular in orthopaedic surgery. However, the gold standard of treatment for distal fibular fractures remains fixation with a non-locking one-third tubular plate. It has been reported that locking plates in distal fibular fractures are associated with an increased complication rate.

Journal

Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & ResearchElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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