Clamping Foot: anatomical plate holding device

MIO instruments are designed to facilitate reduction and to minimize devascularization of fracture fragments by minimizing soft-tissue stripping. To enable the use of the different existing MIO instruments for plate insertion with the variety of anatomically preshaped locking compression plates (LCP), Clamping Foots have been developed which function like adaptors. Clamping Foots are anatomical plate holding devices which are designed to help insert an anatomically shaped plate in a minimally invasive way. The Clamping Foots or holding shoes come in a right and left version. They are available for the left and right plates of the 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm LCP distal medial tibia, 3.5 mm LCP proximal tibia, 3.5, 4.5, and 5.0 mm LCP metaphyseal plate for distal tibia, and 4.5 mm LCP proximal tibia plate. It is planned to integrate a Clamping Foot for every plate with which percutaneous MIO insertion could be possible. A connection screw fixes the clamped-on plate to the plate holder.

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