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Olecranon Locking Plates

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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.

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