5.5 mm Broad LC-DCP
The use of the 5.5 mm Broad LC-DCP is indicated in treating equine long bone fractures. The plate features the limited contactdynamic compression plate designand is made of stainless steel. It is 5.7 mm thick, 16 mm wide, and available in lengths from 178 mm (10 holes) up to 322 mm (18 holes). The existing 5.5 mm Cortex Screws can be used with this plate.
The significantly increased stiffness in the LC-DCP construct should result in less micromotion at the arthrodesis site and therefore less cyclic fatigue and delayed fusion. The design affords a more uniform cross section that should reduce stress concentration at the screw holes.
Case 1: 3-year-old thouroughbred.
The arthrodesis was necessary, because the animal suffered a breakdown injury during a race.
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