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It is difficult to achieve and maintain closed reduction after diaphyseal fracture of forearm bones in adults. In this study we have treated two groups of 50 patients each by Narrow DCP and SFS'DCP. Fractutes were commonly seen in middle 1/3rd of forearm. We used Narrow DCP plate commonly with 6 holes, or SFS'DCP plate having 8 holes for fixation of these fractures. It was found that the operative wound, periosteal stripping, operation time were less with SFS'DCP. Though both these provided good anatomical alignment in both the groups we observed that following SFS'DCP fixation functional results were excellent in 86% of cases as compared to 80% after Narrow DCP fixation. Average time of union after Narrow DCP and SFS'DCP was 13.36 weeks and 12.80 weeks respectively. SFS'DCP was well accepted by the female forearm bones as it gave a nicer fit over slender bones. Post-operative complications were less with SFS'DCP than Narrow with DCP.