Internal Fixation - Introduction To Locking Plates
University of Nottingham
Date: Tuesday 9th May, 2023 - Tuesday 9th May, 2023
Start time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 8 hour(s)
This highly practical introductory one-day course will provide an overview of plating techniques for long bone fracture repair. Non-locking plating techniques will be discussed as an introduction to the day, before we move on to examine the evolution of locking plate technology and the specifics of the equipment and placement of locking screws.
Topics to be covered:
Overview of non-locking plating techniques
Locking plate evolution – ‘why?’
Locking plates – equipment and placement of locking screws
Locking plates – when to place a locking plate and rules of placement
Locking plates – potential complications
Fracture planning and correct implant selection
The role of locking plates in minimally invasive surgery.
Practical sessions will include:
Differences in the application of locking and non-locking screws
Principles of application of a locking plate
Oblique fracture – application of lag screw(s) and a locking plate in neutralization mode
Comminuted fracture – application of a plate-rod construct using a locking plate.
Who is it for?
This one-day course is suitable for surgeons with prior experience of plating fractures using non-locking plates who are interested in using locking plates, and those requiring a refresher.
Gareth Arthurs.PGCertMedED MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DSAS (Orth) FHEA FRCVS.
East Midlands Conference CentreBeeston Lane. Nottingham.NG7 2RJ
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