Locking Plate System
Locking Plates System have advantage for the osteosynthesis of mandibular fractures on the basis of clinical parameters. Locking plate and screw systems have advantages over the conventional screw systems. Conventional plate and screw systems require precise adaptation of the plate to the bone segments and the occlusal relationship. As the screws are tightened, they "Lock" to the plate, thus stabilizing the segments without the need to compress the bone to the plate. This makes it impossible for the screw insertion to after the reduction. The possible advantages to this property of a locking plate and screw system are a decreased incidence of inflammatory complications from loosing of hardware.