Category: Plates and Screws
The Synthes Locking Compression Plates (LCP) are part of a plate and screw system that merges locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques. The Locking Compression Plate System has many similarities to existing plate fixation methods, but with a few important enhancements. Locking Screws provide the ability to create a fixed angle construct while utilizing familiar AO plating techniques. A fixed-angle construct provides advantages in osteopenic bone or multifragment fractures where traditional screw purchase is compromised. Locking screws do not rely on plate-to-bone compression to maintain stability, but function similarly to multiple small angled blade plates.
The Synthes 3.5 mm Curved LCP Plates are intended for fixation of fractures, osteotomies and nonunions of the clavicle, scapula, olecranon, humerus, radius, pelvis, distal tibia and fibula, particularly in osteopenic bone for adult patients.
The Synthes 4.5 mm Curved LCP Plates are intended for fixation of various long bones, such as the humerus, femur, and tibia. They are also for use in fixation of periprosthetic fractures, osteopenic bone, and nonunions or malunions in adult patients.
The 3.5 mm and 4.5 mm Curved LCP Plates are also intended for fracture fixation of diaphyseal and metaphyseal areas of long bones in pediatric patients.
The Locking Compression Plates (LCP) have the following LC-DCP features: