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J Korean Fract Soc. 2016 Jul;29(3):206-212. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.12671/jkfs.2016.29.3.206
Jang SA , Byun YS , Han IH , Shin D .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea. aabga@hanmail.net
Abstract

Generally, lateral plating is used for a comminuted fracture of the distal femur. However, in some cases, it has been shown that using a medial plate is necessary to achieve better outcome. Nevertheless, there are no available anatomical plates that fit either the distal medial femoral condyle or fracture fixation, except for the relatively short plate developed for distal femoral osteotomy. We found that locking compression plate-proximal lateral tibia (LCP-PLT) fits anatomically well for the contour of the ipsilateral medial femoral condyle. Moreover, LCP-PLT has less risk of breaking the thread holes since it rarely needs to be bent. We report a plastic bone model study and two cases of distal femoral fractures fixed with medial plating using LCP-PLT.

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