H.A. Vallier, J.K. Sontich, and B.M. Patterson reply:We appreciate Dr. Johnson's interest in our article. Dr. Johnson has raised
several concerns, which we hope to address. It was our intention to provide a
description and critical assessment of these instances in which failure of the
LCP was encountered. We hope to contribute to the development of further
understanding of this implant, and of locked plating as a concept, in order to
define the indications and limitations of these techniques and to promote
optimal treatment of our patients.