3.5 mm Locking Plate Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left Specification
- Plates available holes are 6, 7 and 8.
- Plates available for Left and Right both direction
- 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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left 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.
- Pre-contoured plate to match anatomical shape.
- 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 Plate Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left. 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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left Uses
3.5 mm Locking Plate Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left are used for fixation of fractures, malunions, nonunions, and osteotomies of the clavicle in adults and in both adolescents and transitional adolescents, in which the clavicular growth plates have fused or in which the growth plates will not be crossed by the plate system.
3.5 mm Locking Plate Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left 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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left
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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left must be available.
The clinician should discuss with the patient the possible risks and complications associated with the use of Implants. 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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left Warnings
- 3.5 mm Locking Plate Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left 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 Superior Anterior Clavicle, Right/Left 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.