These plates are designed to bridge a section of shattered long bone. They effectively act as a buttress plate. No attempt is made to reconstruct. The fracture site is not disturbed to minimize devitalization and contamination.
The plate maintains the length and permits weight bearing
Use of these plates avoids leaving empty screw holes over the fracture site
Empty holes significantly weaken the construct
Use when proximal and distal sections are intact and the body of the femur is unreconstructable
All plates have round holes as there is no need for compression