New VA-LCP Lateral Distal Fibula Plates in titanium and associated anatomic tray for the Universal Small Fragment System
In 2013 the Variable Angle LCP Ankle Trauma 2.7/3.5 system was approved by the AO TC Trauma. So far, the plates of this low-profile plating system with variable angle locking screw technology have been available in stainless steel only. As part of a new line extension, the VA-LCP Lateral Distal Fibula Plate will also be available for surgeons in titanium after a sequential market introduction starting at the end of 2020 (Fig 1). The plate is provided in sterile and non-sterile packaging. Information about the design features of the lateral distal fibula plate as part of the Variable Angle LCP Ankle Trauma 2.7/3.5 system can be found at our AO Approved Solutions website.
In addition, a new anatomic tray will be introduced for the Universal Small Fragment (USF) System which can be stocked with stainless steel or titanium VA-LCP Lateral Distal Fibula plates (Fig 2). The tray contains 4.0 mm cortex screws up to 80 mm length as well as instruments for syndesmotic fixation. It can be used in combination with the original Universal Small Fragment Core Set or a modified core set specifically designed to treat ankle fractures. More information about the USF System can be found here.
Fig 1 VA-LCP Lateral Distal Fibula Plate in titanium.
Fig 2 VA-LCP Lateral Distal Fibula Anatomic tray for the Universal Small Fragment System.
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