Comparison of the 95-Degree Angled Blade Plate and the Locking Condylar Plate for the Treatment of Distal Femoral Fractures
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 05/23/2012
Vallier HA et al. – Distal femur fractures are often associated with prolonged healing and rehabilitation times, which increase substantially when complications occur. Internal fixation of these fractures may be performed successfully with ngled blade plate or Locking Condylar Plate. In this review of fractures that could be treated with either implant, patients treated with locking plates had more complications and nonunions, requiring more secondary procedures to treat complications and to remove prominent implants. Furthermore, locking plates are substantially more expensive than conventional fixed–angle devices.