1.5 mm LCP Modular Hand System

Jesse B Jupiter, Doug Campbell
Fig 1: All plates have a low profile design for minimal soft tissue irritation

The 1.5 mm LCP modular hand system is indicated for fixation of small bones and small bone fragments, including osteotomies, arthrodeses, replantations, reconstructions of small bones and small bone fragments, particularly in osteopenic bone.

The existing system has been updated. All plates now have a low profile (Fig 1) to reduce soft-tissue irritation, locking compression plate (LCP) hole design for use with cortex or locking screws, and a cut-to-length feature to minimize inventory.

The coaxial combination holes in adaption plates (Fig 2) allow the use of locking screws or cortex screws in the same round conical plate hole. Otherwise, the design of the well established plates has not been changed.

Fig 2: Coaxial combination holes in adaptation plates

All plates and screws are available in implant quality 316L stainless steel and commercially pure (CP4) titanium, with or without pre-assembled short threaded drill guides.

All locking and cortex screws have a self-tapping tip to facilitate insertion and self-retaining StarDrive recess improving torque transmission and increasing resistance to stripping. They come in lengths from 624 mm.

Image shows low profile design

Periarticular complex metacarpal fracture treated with 1.5 LCP modular hand system and 1.5 headless compression screw.


Fig 1 Preoperative.

Fig 2ac Postoperative.


Case provided by Tom Fischer, Indianapolis, USA

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