LokRod™ Plating System
LokRod™ Plates must be used with standard locking screws with a twin
start thread. Locking Implant Drill Guides are required for the use of any
twin thread locking screw-holes (see pages 110-112)
LokRod™ Plates are new devices conceived and designed over the last
few years by our Product Development Manager, David Strong.
LokRod™ Plates should prove useful as an alternative for more traditional
fixation modalities, particularly in the management of comminuted longbone fractures with only small proximal and distal fragments. In some
cases, these new implants even may prove to be the only practical choice.
At least four cortices must be engaged in each fragment and preferably six
in the larger versions.
It is mechanically stronger to place the implant as close to the functional
axis of the bone as possible, so it is advised to have the underside of the
plate holes snugged up to the bone as close as possible. Reduction forceps