Mini LC -DCP and LCP

The Mini LC-DCPs and LCPs are designed for long-bone fractures in small breed dogs and cats.

The mini LC-DCPs and LCPs utilize the standard LC-DCP and locked plate design with a few minor changes. The plates feature the standard toe nail design for MIPO at one end of the plate.

The outermost hole opposite to the toe nail plate extremity was changed from either a combination hole to a stacked combination hole (Mini LCP) or from a DCU hole to a round hole. This design change allows for placement of the plate as close to the joint as possible, similar to the 3.5 mm LCPs for veterinary indications. These iterations facilitate minimally invasive plate placement as well as treatment of metaphyseal fractures. Additionally, the plates are thicker and stronger to withstand the greater loads seen in comminuted fractures in noncompliant animal patients. The plates retain the characteristic grooved undersurface for limited contact and more uniform stiffness.

Both Mini LC-DCP and LCP come in several versions that include:

  • 2.0 mm/1.5 mm with 47 holes (1.2 mm thick)
  • 2.0 mm/1.5 mm with 610, 12, 14 holes (1.5 mm thick)
  • 2.4 mm with 48 holes (1.7 mm thick)
  • 2.4 mm with 810, 12, 14 holes (2.0 mm thick)
  • 2.7 mm with 412, 14, 16 holes (2.6 mm thick)

Both Mini LC-DCP and LCP are made of 316L stainless steel. The 2.7 mm plates fit in the vet small fragment plate set graphic case, the 2.0 mm and 2.4 mm plates fit in the vet mini fragment plate set module.

A 12-week-old Yorkshire Terrier, 1.3 kg

(Case provided by Alessandro Piras, Banbridge, Northern Ireland)


Small Bones, Small Plates: Clinical Application of Mini LCP

Presentation delivered by Michael Kowaleski (USA) and Erik Asimus (FR), introducing the clinical application of Mini LCP.

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