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Locked plates may increasingly be indicated for indirect fracture reduction, diaphyseal/metaphyseal fractures in osteoporotic bone, bridging severely comminuted fractures, and the plating of fractures where anatomical constraints prevent plating on the tension side of the bone.
Because indirect fractures of the mandible are common, it is important to take radiographs at both sides of the jaw in every trauma case.
A mechanistic classification of closed, indirect fractures and dislocations of the lower cervical spine.

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