3.5 mm Locking Plate Small Specification
- Plates available holes are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
- Plate has combi holes and round holes. Combi holes allow fixation with locking screws in the threaded section and cortex screws in the dynamic compression unit section for compression.
- The shaft holes accept 3.5 mm locking screws in the threaded portion or 3.5 mm cortical screws or 4 mm cancellous screws in the compression portion.
- 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small allow implant placement to address the individual fracture pattern.
- Limited-contact surface reduces bone-to-plate contact and helps to preserve the periosteal blood supply.
- Choice of different lengths of plate eliminates the need to cut plates.
- Available in both Titanium and Stainless steel.
- locking plate increases construct stability, decreases risk of screw back-out and subsequent loss of reduction. It also reduces the need for precise anatomic plate contouring and minimizes the risk of stripped screw holes.
- A complete Instruments Set is available for 3.5 mm Locking Compression Plates. General Instruments are available for this plate such as Plate Bending Press, Plate Holding Forceps, Plate Bending Pliers, Bone Holding Forceps, Bone Elevators, Bone Cutter, Bone Nibbler, Depth Gauge, Sleeve, Screw Driver, Trocar Sleeve etc.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Small Uses
- 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small are designed to be used for the treatment of smaller bones particularly on Forearms and Humerus.
- Low contact plate design allows smooth contour of plate to bone and limits Vascular Trauma to the bone.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Small Contraindications
Contraindications may be qualified or total, and need to be taken into consideration when evaluating the prognosis in each case. Alternative management techniques may need to be considered under the following conditions:
- Acute or chronic infections, either local or systemic.
- Local or systemic accurate or chronic inflammation.
- Serve muscular, nervous or vascular disease endangering the affected area.
- Defective bone structures, which would impede adequate anchoring of the implant.
- All associated diseases which could endanger the function and success of the implant.
Preoperative Planning for 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small
The operating planning is carried out following a thorough clinical evaluation of the patient, Also, x-rays must be taken to allow a clear indication of the bony anatomy and associated deformities. At the time of the operation, the corresponding implantation instruments in addition to a complete set of 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small must be available.
The clinician should discuss with the patient the possible risks and complications associated with the use of 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small. It is important to determine pre-operatively whether the patient is allergic to any of the implant materials. Also, the patient needs to be informed that the performance of the device cannot be guaranteed as complications can affect the life expectancy of the device.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Small Precautions
- Confirm functionality of instruments and check for wear during reprocessing. Replace worn or damaged instruments prior to use.
- It is recommended to use the instruments identified for this screw.
- Handle devices with care and dispose worn bone cutting instruments in a sharps container.
- Always irrigate and apply suction for removal of debris potentially generated during implantation or removal.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Small Warnings
- 3.5 mm Locking Plate Small can break during use (when subjected to excessive forces). While the surgeon must make the final decision on removal of the broken part based on associated risk in doing so, we recommend that whenever possible and practical for the individual patient, the broken part should be removed. Be aware that implants are not as strong as native bone. Implants subjected to substantial loads may fail.
- Instruments, screws and cut plates may have sharp edges or moving joints that may pinch or tear user’s glove or skin.
- Take care to remove all fragments that are not fixated during the surgery.
- While the surgeon must make the final decision on implant removal, we recommend that whenever possible and practical for the individual patient, fixation devices should be removed once their service as an aid to healing is accomplished. Implant removal should be followed by adequate post-operative management to avoid refracture.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Small General Adverse Events
As with all major surgical procedures, risks, side effects and adverse events can occur. While many possible reactions may occur, some of the most common include: Problems resulting from anesthesia and patient positioning (e.g. nausea, vomiting, dental injuries, neurological impairments, etc.), thrombosis, embolism, infection, nerve and/or tooth root damage or injury of other critical structures including blood vessels, excessive bleeding, damage to soft tissues incl. swelling, abnormal scar formation, functional impairment of the musculoskeletal system, pain, discomfort or abnormal sensation due to the presence of the device, allergy or hypersensitivity reactions, side effects associated with hardware prominence, loosening, bending, or breakage of the device, mal-union, non-union or delayed union which may lead to breakage of the implant, reoperation.