LCP Extraarticular Volar Plate 2.4, for distal radius

The LCP Extraarticular Volar Plate 2.4, for distal radius provides surgeons with a choice of a simpler fixation using extraarticular volar placement. It is indicated for fixation of complex intra- and extraarticular fractures and osteotomies of the distal radius and other small bones.

The plates are anatomically preshaped to fit on the volar side of the distal radius proximal to the articular surface. There are plates with either a 5-hole or 6-hole head, left and right. Shaft lengths can be chosen between either 3 or 5 holes.

The LCP Extraarticular Volar Plate 2.4, for the distal radius has a slightly different shape than the existing LCP Volar Plate for distal radius. It is wider and thicker (2.0 mm instead of 1.6 mm) which makes it stronger in bending.

The plate is available in stainless steel and titanium.

The short 1.8 mm threaded drill guide and insertion handles are instruments for use with the LCP Extraarticular Volar Distal Radius Plate, 4- and 6-hole versions.

The drill guides thread into all locking holes of all Volar Distal Radius Plates, or other plates where 2.4 mm and 2.7 mm locking head screws are used. The drill guide ensures that a screw hole is drilled at the correct angle in the head of an extraarticular plate. Multiple drill guides can be attached at one time in the head of the plate. They allow K-wire insertion. The drill guides are made from stainless steel and come with a T8 Stardrive recess.

The insertion handle is used with the short 1.8 mm threaded drill guides to position the Extraarticular Volar Distal Radius Plate correctly, and holds the plate in place while drilling. It is designed to keep the surgeons hand out of the field of view of the C-arm. The material of the handle is aluminum. 4-hole and 5-hole handles are available. One end of the handle is used with right plates and the other end is used with left plates.

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