- Low profile aiming to minimise discomfort and soft tissue irritation
- Contoured plates mimic the anatomy of the distal tibia
- Includes anterolateral plate in wide and narrow widths and medial plates
- Bullet tip aims to minimise soft tissue disruption during insertion
- Plate insertion handle simplifies submuscular application
The A.L.P.S.® Distal Tibia Plating System combines strength with a low profile, designed to make it ideal for distal tibia procedures that often involve complex fractures and minimal tissue coverage. The plate’s under surface contour allows it to sit tightly next to the distal ridge of the tibia. The low profile titanium plate metallurgy and multiplanar locking screw technology enable the formation of a 3 dimensional matrix of fixed and variable angle screws to create a true subchondral scaffold that can provide strong fixation in comminuted fractures or osteoporotic bone.
The system allows the use of locking, multi-directional, and standard screws. This hybrid fixation concept is designed to allow the surgeon to stabilise the fracture either by the use of lag screw techniques through the plate, or by compression plating techniques. Locking screws serve to provide stability to comminuted, unstable metaphyseal fractures or in osteopenic bone.
The medial locking plate is indicated for:
- Pilon fractures (distal tibial intra-articular fractures)
- High medial malleolar fractures
- Low boot type rotational distal extra-articular shaft fractures
The anterolateral locking plate has 2 rows of distal locking screws that allow for multiplanar fixation and support of the subchondral surface of the distal tibia. It is indicated for:
- Distal intra-articular tibia fractures
- Proximal tibia fractures
- Proximal and distal humerus fractures