Locking Compression Plate for Fracture Shaft of Tibia : The Surgical Outcome in Phichit Hospital
OBJECTIVE : The objective of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of Locking Compression Plate in treatment fracture shaft of tibia.
METHOD : This is a descriptive study in patients who had problem of fracture shaft of tibia and were treated by open reduction and internal fixation by Locking Compression Plate by the author, inPichitHospitalfrom January 2003 to March 2004.
RESULT : There were 15 patients included in this study. The union rate was 100%. The average time of bone union in closed fracture was 11.6 weeks (10-13weeks) and in open fracture was 12.2 weeks (9-19 weeks). The result of the treatment approved by criteria for Evaluation of Final Results from Johner and Wruhs3 (Table I) was found to be excellent in all patients.CONCLUSION : The surgical outcome of Locking Compression Plate in treatment fracture shaft of tibia was excellent. The union rate was 100%, the union time was short and there was no serious complications. So Locking Compression Plate may be considered as an alternative method in treatment fracture shaft of tibia.