Designed to meet the challenges of elbow fractures.
Addressing the challenges and complexity involved in the repair of elbow fractures.
Low profile, contoured plates mimic the anatomy of the distal humerus, olecranon, radial head and coronoid. Since no two patients are the same, the A.L.P.S. Elbow system plates are designed for in-situ contouring.
Low-Profile Plate Design
- The smooth implant surface is designed to minimize soft tissue irritation. Each plate is designed to match the anatomy at the specified location. Additional contouring can be performed in situ for fine adjustments.
Versatility & Strength
- Multi-direction locking screw technology provides versatility and strength with a cone of angulation of up to 25, which enable simplified targeting and capturing of fragments. The locking screws lock into the plate by creating their own thread.
Minimize Potential Damage
- Available in small and large sizes with a bullet tip that facilitates submuscular insertion designed to minimize soft tissue disruption.
The A.L.P.S. Elbow Plating System features an extensive set of anatomically contoured implants to address a wide array of fractures around the elbow. The anatomic design of each plate is designed to match the natural anatomy of the specified location.
F.A.S.T. Tabs® & Guide® Insert Technology
The A.L.P.S. Elbow Plating System comes pre-loaded with Fixed Angle Screw Targeting Guides – F.A.S.T. Guide inserts – that direct the trajectory of the drill through the screw hole in the plate. Additionally, F.A.S.T. Tabs technology allows for in-situ contouring for anatomy specific modification, while provisional fixation holes allow the plate to be securely positioned with K-wires. This offers the convenience of a normal F.A.S.T. Guide with less prominence for percutaneous application.
Engineered from TiMax®
The Elbow Plating System takes advantage of TiMAX, an anodized Ti alloy, to provide a strong yet contourable plate. TiMAX proprietary surface treatment increases fatigue strength while decreasing frictional characteristics, notch sensitivity and the likelihood of galling of titanium.1
The system includes anatomically contoured plates including Medial, Lateral, Posterior Lateral, Olecranon, Proximal Radial Head, and Coronoid designs. All plates have TiMAX surface treatment benefits of increased fatigue strength compared to 316L Electropolished Stainless Steel, Type I Anodized titanium, and machined titanium.1 F.A.S.T. Guide inserts incorporating flexible plating technology have been inserted into all implants for fast drilling as well as in-situ contouring to allow for a true anatomic fit.
ALPS® Elbow Fracture Plating System
1. Data on file at Biomet. Test # DVA-107504-DVER. Mechanical testing is not necessarily indicative of clinical performance.
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