CMF | April 2021

MatrixMIDFACE 1.3 Line Extension

Daniel Buchbinder, Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Gerson Mast, Damir Matic, Alf L Nastri

The MatrixMIDFACE System has been expanded with the new plates 1.3 and 1.3 mm screws

The new plates 1.3 and 1.3 mm screws are aligned with the Matrix concept providing low profile plates and screws in a modular system with a wide range of plate shapes and screw options for fracture fixation. The new 1.3 mm screws (existing Matrix Screws are 1.55 mm in thread diameter) have allowed the distance between the screw holes in the plates 1.3 to be significantly reduced, providing more fixation options in the smaller plates (Fig 1). The 1.3 mm screws are not compatible with the existing Matrix plates 1.5 designed for 1.55 m screws and vice versa. The instrumentation for both Matrix Systems is identical. A smaller 1.0 mm drill bit, required for the 1.3 mm screws, has been included from the COMPACT Midface System. With the inclusion of new plates and screws, the MatrixMIDFACE System supersedes the COMPACT Midface System and offers implants in a range of sizes and shapes suitable for a variety of applications.

Fig 2 top view indicating the screw hole distances: new Adaption Plate 1.3, 8 hole (dark blue); Adaption Plate 1.5, 8 hole (light blue).


Fig 2 side view of new plate 1.3 with 1.3 mm screw (left); plate 1.5 with 1.5 mm screw (right).



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