Using the Condylar LCP for simple plane fractures
Condylar LCP fixation, when performed in a minimally invasive manner, relies on the principle of bridge plating. It therefore works best in comminuted metaphyseal fractures. Anatomical reduction of intermediate fragments is neither sought nor necessary. If the soft-tissue attachments to the fragments are preserved and the fragments are relatively well aligned, healing is unimpaired.
In the cases where the metaphyseal/diaphyseal fracture has one or two simple planes, make sure that there is no major gap between the reduced fracture fragments. Due to the relative stiffness of the Condylar LCP, major gaps between the fracture fragments can result in higher rates of non-union.