The locking reconstruction plate combines all the advantages of a standard
reconstruction plate with the locking principle.
The thread in the plate holes provides rigid anchorage for the 2.4 mm
locking screw. This construction acts as an “internal fixator”. 3.0 mm screws
are also available.
The conventional 2.4 mm nonlocking cortex screw can also be used with this
plate. Wide angulation of the screw is possible which, in certain clinical
situations, can be an advantage.
Other advantages of the locking principle are:
- The plate needs only limited adaptation
- It exerts no pressure on the bone
- The risk of screws loosening is reduced.
here for further details on the locking plate principles.