- 8h/ 158mm
The Zimmer Periarticular Proximal Tibial Locking Plate System combines locking screw technology with a conventional periarticular plate designed to create fixed-angle constructs for use in stabilization of osteotomies and fractures, including: comminuted fractures, supracondylar fractures, intra/extraarticular condylar fractures, fractures in osteopenic bone, nonunions and malunions. The plates accommodate both standard screws and locking screws with threaded heads. When necessary, interfragmentary compression can be achieved using standard screws in the dual compression slots.
The Periarticular Locking Plates accommodate standard screws, as well as locking screws with threaded heads. When necessary, interfragmentary compression can be achieved using standard screws in the dual compression slots.
Cannulated screws and instruments allow provisional fixation with guide pins in the metaphysis. This is intended to help ensure that the threaded locking screw heads align properly with the threaded plate holes.
All plate configurations contain locking screw holes in the plate head, and alternating locking and compression screw slots in the shaft.
The plate shaft design offers a minimally invasive technique allowing submuscular passage of the plate. Thick-to-thin plate profiles make the plates pre-contoured with multiple locking holes in the plate head which is designed to allow the placement of the screws to capture fragments.
The heads of the locking screws contain male threads while the holes in the plates contain female threads. This allows the screw head to be threaded into the plate hole, locking the screw into the plate. This technical feature provides the ability to create a fixed angle construct while using familiar plating techniques.