Advanced locking technology in a periarticular plate.

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.

Anatomic

  • The anatomically designed plates are pre-contoured to create a fit that requires little or no additional bending and helps with metaphyseal/diaphyseal reduction.

Low-Profile

  • This is designed to facilitate fixation without impinging on soft tissue. The plate can be used to control a medial fracture fragment with dual compression slows that accommodate periarticular screws or conventional stainless steel screws and allow bi-directional compression. 

Locking

  •  Locking screws in a bone plate create a fixed-angle construct. In osteopenic bone or fractures with multiple fragments, secure bone purchase with conventional screws may be compromised. The locking screws do not rely on bone/plate compression to resist patient load but function similar to multiple small angled blade plates.

Features

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. 

 

Minimally Invasive

  • 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.

Locking Technology

  • 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.

Specifications

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