In this webinar we will consider the limitations of traditional plating systems, the evolution of locking plating systems and the proposed advantages and disadvantages of these. The design of the Locking Compression Plate specifically will be detailed and compared to some of the other locking systems available. The biomechanics of locking compression plate constructs will be discussed including the importance of thread design for locking reliability. Surgical technique for application of locking plates will be detailed including their use as conventional systems, as true internal fixators and as mixed constructs. The remainder of the webinar will be spent debating clinical applications with case examples; the emphasis will be on the evidence-base behind each of these proposed clinical applications.