Fractures, or broken bones, are extremely common. On average, every person will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime. In the US there are about 2 million fractures each year
While some fractures are not that severe and may heal with casting or other type of immobilization, many other fractures will require surgery.
which lead us to bone plates.
The bone plate is made of Titanium or Stainless steel and designed in various shapes and lengths to address various types of bone fractures with help of special screws and surgical instruments
While the fractrues are the main indications they are not the only, here is various indications for bone plates:
In all bonIn all bone fracture detection problems:
In all Open-Closed-Simple-Fracture-Segmented fractures
Trochanteric-Subtrochanteric femur fractures
Fractures of more than one region of the same femur
In cases of poor union or nonunion
General contraindications for the use of these implants include but are not limited to:
Acute or chronic, local or systemic infections
All concomitant diseases that may impair the fixation of the implant
Significant bone demineralization or insufficient quality or quantity of bone
blood supply limitations
Inadequate skin or musculotendinous system.
Allergy to the implanted material.
Severely comminuted fractures in which bone fragments are too small or numerous to adequately fix or maintain a reduced position
Psychologically unsuitable patient, which may cause patients to ignore the limitations and precautions of the implanted material, leading to implants fracture and complication.
Alcohol or drug addict
Any patient unwilling to cooperate with the post‐operative instructions.
Contraindications may be relative or absolute. Users of this device must carefully weigh the advantages against possible complications and consider the patient's entire clinical exam in addition to the items listed above.