Pelvic Spring Plate for Reduction
The pelvic spring plate for reduction is intended for use as a reduction instrument for pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery. It is primarily an intraoperative reduction aid and would generally not be part of the final fixation construct.
The plate is 11?mm wide by 3.3?mm thick and has four 2?mm length spikes. It has a 30 prebend between the 2nd and 3rd hole of the plate. At the topside of the bend is a threaded hole to accept screws with a
2.5?mm hex or T15 Stardrive recess. The plate is available in stainless steel only.
The plate can be attached to forceps to reduce or keep small fragments in place against larger bone fragments in the pelvis, when the small fragments are too small to use a screw. This is achieved by sinking the two front spikes into the small fragment and pulling towards the larger fragment before pushing the rear spikes into the larger fragment to maintain the reduction. Therefore, the fracture can be reduced in stages.
The plate can also be used as an implant by installing a 3.5?mm cortex or pelvic screw in the 1st or 2nd hole, before removing the forceps and then the screw with 2.5?mm hex or T15 Stardrive recess.
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