LCP PHP 140 in 3.5 and 5.0 mm

James Hunter, Richard Reynolds, Theddy Slongo, Reinald Brunner

140° Pediatric Hip Plate has multiple indications not least the correction of congenital coxavara

The LCP PHP 140° is intended for use in pediatric patients until adolescence and for small-stature adults with appropriate age, size and bone quality.

The 140° plates offer improved placement of the femoral head in its correct anatomical position when compared with the 150° plates. The new 140° PHP (straight valgus) has a sophisticated design for lateralization of the distal part of the femur. Similarly acquired varus and valgization for femoral head deformity require lateralization of the shaft.

Plate indications include Perthes' disease, idiopathic coxavara, deformity of slipped capital femoral epiphysis and proximal femoral focal deficiency and congenital/post-traumatic pseudarthrosis of the femoral neck. 

Congenital coxavara is an abnormality characterized by a decreased femoral neck-shaft angle, shortening of the femoral neck, and the affected lower limb.

The plate is available in 3.5 mm (19 mm wide and 70 mm long) and in 5.0 mm (23 mm wide and 90 mm long). Both plates have two neck screws and one calcar screw proximally as well as combination holes for locking or cortex screws distally. All plates are available in sterile and non-sterile and have a universal design for left and right proximal femurs.

Case 2: LCP PHP 140. A 9-year-old boy, weighing 30 kg, had postinfectious pseudarthrosis of the femoral neck and varus deformity. His preoperative CC D angle was 80.

Case provided by Theddy Slongo, Bern, Switzerland


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