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Saturday, August 12 • 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Locking plates: What are they and how will they change your life

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Fracture management with traditional plating techniques has undergone a paradigm shift over the past 20 years. For many fractures, anatomic reduction using a dynamic compression plate was regarded as the gold standard. However, minimally invasive approaches combined with biologically friendly internal fixation have become more accepted methods of fracture management, particularly for complex fractures. The orthopaedic literature has demonstrated significant advantages of locking plate techniques over traditional compression plating techniques.
The advantages of locking plates apply most directly to cases with highly comminuted fractures, unstable metaphyseal or diaphyseal segments, and osteoporotic fractures. The biomechanical properties of locking plates have distinguished and defined their clinical use compared to traditional plates. A thorough understanding of these properties will assist the surgeon in choosing the appropriate construct when faced with a difficult fracture.
This lecture examines the use of locking plates in veterinary orthopaedics and welcomes the veterinary orthopaedic surgeon to the 21st Century. 

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Phil Moses

Director, Veterinary Specialist Services
Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 4:45pm - 5:35pm AEST
Room 6