All Radius, Humerus, Femur and Tibia plates contain locking screw holes in the plate head and alternating locking and compression screw holes in the shaft. The locking screw holes will accept either conical or locking screws.
The Elbow and Fibula plates contain locking screw holes in the plate head and the figure-8-shaped holes in the shaft, which accommodate standard or locking screws on either side of the hole.
With the Periarticular Locking Plate System, Zimmer offers advanced solutions for the management of comminuted fractures and fractures in osteopenic bone. The system combines anatomically contoured periarticular plates with locking screw technology.
Plates are manufactured from forged 22-13-5 stainless steel for improved fatigue strength as compared to conventional cold worked 316L stainless steel.
Zimmer’s periarticular plates were developed using digital laser bone-scanning technology. The data was used to guide advanced fabricating technologies in the precise manufacture of precontoured implants. The Periarticular Locking Plates closely follow the shape of the bone to create a fit that requires little or no additional bending.
Zimmer’s periarticular plate designs decrease in thickness towards the joint line to reduce the potential for soft-tissue irritation and to simplify any additional contouring. The reduced thickness also allows the implant to “autocontour” as the screws draw the plate toward the bone. The tapered plate shaft design, combined with specialized instrumentation, allows submuscular passage of the plate and fixation that may utilize a minimally invasive technique.
The tapered plate shaft design, combined with specialized instrumentation, allows submuscular passage of the plate and fixation that may utilize a minimally invasive technique.
Radiolucent Targeting Guides are available for the
Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plate System is available in both, sterile and non-sterile packaging.
The Hex Button helps in managing complex trauma cases and provides intraoperative flexibility. Cable and implant securing options are enhanced as the Hex Button simply snaps into standard hex screws,sizes 2.5, 3.5 and 5.0mm. Hex buttons are available in either stainless steel or titanium alloy.
The Cable-Ready ® Cable Grip System Button implants are designed to be used in conjunction with Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plates.