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The Evolution of Locked Plates
Erik N. Kubiak, MD; Eric Fulkerson, MD; Eric Strauss, MD; Kenneth A. Egol, MD
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The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Dec 01;88(suppl 4):189-200. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.F.00703
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Our purpose is to review the history of locked plates and the current recommendations for the use of those devices and to look toward future trends in the clinical application of locked plates. We will discuss (1) the impetus for the locked (fixed-angle) plate design, (2) current indications and design trends, (3) the latest clinical and biomechanical data, (4) shortcomings of locked (fixed-angle) plates, and (5) future applications and directions for locked (fixed-angle) plates.
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