Soft Tissue Bone Forceps
The Soft Tissue Bone Forceps are a new instrument for use in reduction of distal radius fractures or reduction of distal radio-ulnar joint dislocations. Reducing distal radius fractures can be challenging, especially in osteoporotic bone, and requires good technique. Currently, reduction is achieved by generic bone clamps or by K-wires. Generic bone clamps, such as Weber clamps, require a second incision on the opposite side of the bone for bone-to-bone contact. This new instrument simplifies fracture reduction and eliminates the need for another incision on the dorsal side of the distal radius.
The forceps consists of two parts:
- Clamp, and
- Radiolucent J-shaped attachment
The Soft Tissue Attachment is used with the forceps to protect the soft tissue and to give good purchase to securely maintain the reduction during the fixation of the plate.
The ball tip of the clamp fits into the holes of any of the distal radius plates and can be used to press the plates directly to the bone in the correct position.
The forceps are used to maintain the reduction by holding the plate in the correct position and pressing it slightly to the bone.
This further allows the user to temporarily fix the plate and hold the plate position and bone fragments in the reduced position during drilling and placement of screws.
Hazards and labeling
Due to varying countries’ legal and regulatory approval requirements, consult the appropriate local product labeling for approved intended use of the products described on this website. All devices on this website are approved by the AO Technical Commission. For logistical reasons, these devices may not be available in all countries worldwide at the date of publication.
This work was produced by AO Foundation, Switzerland. All rights reserved by AO Foundation. This publication, including all parts thereof, is legally protected by copyright.
Any use, exploitation or commercialization outside the narrow limits set forth by copyright legislation and the restrictions on use laid out below, without the publisher‘s consent, is illegal and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to photostat reproduction, copying, scanning or duplication of any kind, translation, preparation of microfilms, electronic data processing, and storage such as making this publication available on Intranet or Internet.
Some of the products, names, instruments, treatments, logos, designs, etc referred to in this publication are also protected by patents, trademarks or by other intellectual property protection laws (eg, “AO” and the AO logo are subject to trademark applications/registrations) even though specific reference to this fact is not always made in the text. Therefore, the appearance of a name, instrument, etc without designation as proprietary is not to be construed as a representation by the publisher that it is in the public domain.
Restrictions on use: The rightful owner of an authorized copy of this work may use it for educational and research purposes only. Single images or illustrations may be copied for research or educational purposes only. The images or illustrations may not be altered in any way and need to carry the following statement of origin “Copyright by AO Foundation, Switzerland”.
Check www.aofoundation.org/disclaimer for more information.
If you have any comments or questions on the articles or the new devices, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“approved by AO Technical Commission” and “approved by AO Foundation”
The brands and labels “approved by AO Technical Commission” and “approved by AO Foundation”, particularly "AO" and the AO logo, are AO Foundation's intellectual property and subject to trademark applications and registrations, respectively. The use of these brands and labels is regulated by licensing agreements between AO Foundation and the producers of innovation products obliged to use such labels to declare the products as AO Technical Commission or AO Foundation approved solutions. Any unauthorized or inadequate use of these trademarks may be subject to legal action.