The new VA-LCP Periprosthetic Proximal Femur Plating System

Karl Stoffel, Mark Lee, Cong-Feng Luo, Rodrigo Pesantez, Christopher Finkemeier, George Haidukewych, Frank Liporace, Cory Collinge, Bruce Ziran, Christoph Sommer

The new 3.5/4.5 Variable Angle LCP® Periprosthetic Proximal Femur Plating System was developed for treatment of Vancouver types A and B fractures. It is offered in stainless steel.

The modular system consists of anatomically pre-shaped plates with variable angle locking screw technology. The versatility of the system allows the surgeon to connect the plate components in various configurations in response to different fracture patterns. The number of plate holes and their location were chosen to facilitate high fixation density around an intramedullary implant. The distal spanning attachment plate is intended to prevent fractures of the intact distal femur rather than span a fracture. It is designed to avoid abrupt stiffness changes in the fixation construct by distributing the load among multiple fixation points in the lateral femoral condyle.

Innovations in Treatment of Periprosthetic Proximal Femur Fractures

In this 2021 Meet the Experts video, Karl Stoffel (CH) and Christopher Finkemeier (US) present the clinical benefits of VA-LCP Periprosthetic Proximal Femur Plating System. The use of the modular plates is shown in a bone model.

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