The new generation of plates act as “internal fixators”. This is achieved by
locking the screw heads into the plate via a thread in the screw head. In
contrast to conventional plates, these implants fix the fractured fragments in
the determined position without the screws loosening, which could lead to
In case of healthy bone structure, monocortical angular stable screws are
applied. As an alternative, bicortical angular stable screws can be chosen,
especially in case of osteoporosis, or a combination of monocortical and
bicortical screws can be chosen.