Category: Plating Systems
The VA-LCP™ Condylar Plate 4.5/5.0 is part of the VA-LCP Periarticular Plating System which merges variable angle locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques.
The VA-LCP Condylar Plate 4.5/5.0 system has many similarities to standard locking fixation methods, with a few important improvements. Variable angle locking screws provide the ability to create a fixed-angle construct while also allowing the surgeon the freedom to choose the screw trajectory prior to “fixing” the angle of the screw.
A fixed-angle construct provides advantages in osteopenic bone or multifragmentary bridge-plated fractures where screws do not rely on plate-to-bone compression to resist patient load, but function similarly to multiple, small, angled blade plates.
The Variable Angle Locking Compression Plate (VA-LCP) has variable angle combi-holes in the plate shaft that combine a dynamic compression unit (DCU) hole with a variable angle locking screw hole. The variable angle combi-hole provides the flexibility of axial compression and variable angle locking capability throughout the length of the plate shaft.
For full information on indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions please see the product specific IFU and surgical technique DSEM-TRM-0614-0093-3 .
The Synthes VA-LCP Condylar Plate 4.5/5.0 system is indicated for buttressing multifragmentary distal femur fractures including: supra-condylar, intra-articular and extra-articular condylar fractures, periprosthetic fractures, fractures in normal or osteopenic bone, nonunions and malunions.
|Surgical Technique DSEM-TRM-0614-0093-3|