Olecranon fractures are one of the more common injuries that occur in the upper extremity. The most likely mechanisms...
Olecranon Locking Plates
Evolution of Olecranon Locking Plates
Olecranon fracture are commonly treated with locking plates and screws. Each implant regardless of the manufacturer allows for a combination of locking or non-locking screws to increase the stability of the fracture fixation. Locking screws allow the formation of a fixed angle construct the plate that creates a stiff fixed angle construct. An incision is commonly made on the posterior aspect of the elbow. At times, after surgery it may be necessary for the plate to removed due to irritation which would require hardware removal after the fracture has healed.
The Zimmer Biomet A.L.P.S® elbow fracture plating system for the treatment of distal humerus fractures and injuries around the elbow. Their plates and screws are low profile, or thinner than the average plate, so as to minimize the irritation to the surrounding soft tissue. They are also anatomically contoured to fit each individual patient.