Injury 2018 Jun;49 Suppl 1:S2-S7
Institute of Biomechanics, BG Trauma Center Murnau, Germany; Institute of Biomechanics, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria; Department of Trauma Surgery, BG Trauma Center Murnau, Germany.
Internal fixation of bone fractures by plate osteosynthesis has continuously evolved for more than 100 years. The aim of internal fracture fixation has always been to restore the functional capacity of the broken bone. The principal requirements of operative fracture management, those being anatomical fracture reduction, durable fixation, preservation of biology, promotion of fracture healing and early patient mobilization, have always been crucial but were accomplished to different extents depending on the focus of the specific fracture fixation principle employed. Read More