Providing optimal plate conformity and subchondral support
The A.L.P.S. Proximal Tibia plates represent the next generation in
anatomic locked plating of tibial plateau fractures. It combines the
benefits of low profile titanium plate metallurgy with the advantages
of double row, multi-planar locked subchondral screw technology. These
features allow the formation of a three-dimensional matrix of fixed
and variable angle screws beneath the articular surface to create a
true subchondral scaffold that is designed to provide strong fixation
in both comminuted fractures and osteopenic bone.
Optimum Plate Conformity
- The A.L.P.S. Proximal Tibia Plates are specifically designed to match the anatomy of the proximal tibia while still having the required strength. This is achieved by offering two distinct lateral proximal tibia plate shapes. The distinction lies with the shape of the slope between the head and the shaft of the plate at the metaphyseal flare. These two plates are categorized as the standard and large curve plates both available in 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 hole plates.
Strength and Support
- Diverging raft row screws and dual kickstand screws offer optimum subchondral support. Dual Raft rows allow sequential stabilization among multiple planes engineered from TiMAX® for strength, biocompatibility and enhanced imaging capabilities over stainless steel.
The A.L.P.S. Proximal Tibia Plating System is composed of anatomically-contoured plates that are intended to provide plate conformity and subchondral support, and are low-profile to minimize soft tissue irritation. This plate features a unique, double row of proximal screws designed to accommodate 4.0 mm and 3.5 mm locking and non-locking screws. This allows sequential stabilization in multiple planes.
Low Profile, Anatomically Contoured Proximal Tibial Plates
The A.L.P.S. Proximal Tibia Plate is pre-contoured to mimic the anatomy of the proximal tibia for optimum bone conformance. Low-profile contouring is intended to minimize prominence and soft tissue irritation. Plates are available in standard and large curve sizes to accommodate the variance in lateral metaphyseal flare from patient to patient.
Locking and Non-Locking Screw Options
Ability to choose locking or non-locking, according to need. 4.0 mm and 3.5 mm tapered, threaded screws lock into position when tightened to establish a fixed angle construct for fixation or when optimal screw purchase is required. 3.5 mm low profile non-locking screws provide the same low profile design as locking screws for minimum soft tissue irritation. 3.5 mm locking multi-directional screws (MDS) allow for up to a 25 degree cone of angulation for greater fixation range.
ALPS® Proximal Tibia Plating System
Laboratory results are not necessarily indicative of clinical performance.