Complete Locking & Non-Locking Small Fragment System
Hybrid plating technology for compression and locked fixation
The A.L.P.S. ® Small Fragment System combines a traditional plating system with the benefits of locking screw technology. The hybrid construction of this plate is designed to offer the ability to combine standard interfragmentary compression with the added stability of fixed angle locking. This construct is intended to protect the compression and lag screws while providing stability across extensive comminution, unstable metaphyseal fractures or in osteopenic bone.
- Plates and Screws
Intra-articular and epiphyseal fractures are frequent indications for interfragmentary fixation. To apply compression across the fracture site, the screw threads must engage only the far fragment. If the screw threads engage the near cortex, the fracture will be distracted, and compression will not be possible.
- Interfragmentary Fixation
Interfragmentary fixation uses lag screws to apply compression
across the fracture surface. The 3.5 mm cortical screws are generally
selected for use in diaphyseal bone. The 4.0 mm cancellous bone screws
are generally used in metaphysical or osteopenia bone.
- Dynamic Compression and Eccentric Insertion
The system is designed to offer easy-to-use, intuitive
instrumentation that provides dynamic compression, enabled through the
combination of the hybrid construction of the plate and the drill
guide, depth gauge, and screw holder sleeve.
- Plate End Retractor
The retractor is designed to retract soft tissue when accessing the
terminal screw holes of the plate.
- The versatility of the instrument trays allows for the entire system to be housed in one large base or split into a separate instrument and implant base. The trays contain three-dimensional graphics for rapid implant and instrument identification, enhancing both surgical and processing efficiencies.
Maximize Treatment Options
- The small fragment system is a titanium plate and screw system that fuses locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques. The set was designed to maximize treatment options managing fractures requiring small fragment fixation, as well as, serve as the core system for additional anatomic implants. This reflects numerous functional requirements of our customers and presents the opportunity to reduce procedural costs.