The dynamic compression plate has been the standard setting implant for human and veterinary orthopaedics for decades. It continues to be our most popular plate style. The design of the plate holes allows for a large range of screw insertion angles compared to round holes. Fracture compression permits primary bone healing with minimum callus. Placing a screw at the end of a plate hole furthest from the fracture will compress the fractured bone ends together as the screw is tightened. Compression plates can also be used in neutralisation and bridging modes. Care needs to be taken in bridging mode as the plate is subject to greater bending forces that can cause premature failure.