FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I get a Patient Specific Plate for Mandible?
A Patient Specific Plate for Mandible can be defined based on a PROPLAN CMF Case. The case can either be planned by the surgeon or the Patient Specific Plate for Mandible will be defined based on a mandible reconstructed using mirroring technology.

How do I get started?
Use a PROPLAN CMF Connect or a Request for Service - Mandible and midface reconstruction to initiate a case in combination with a PROPLAN CMF planning or use the Patient Specific Plate for Mandible Request for Service if you want to use a Patient Specific Plate for Mandible based on a virtual plan performed with another planning software than PROPLAN CMF.

What else do I need in order to perform a case with Patient Specific Plate for Mandible?
In order to perform a surgery with Patient Specific Plate for Mandible, you will need at least the following:
- MatrixMANDIBLE Transbuccal set
- MatrixMANDIBLE Recon Screws module or MatrixMANDIBLE Compact Recon module
- At least one screwdriver handle with hex coupling

Is there anything else needed for the surgery with Patient Specific Plate for Mandible?
A plan B has to be considered for the eventuality a deviation from the plan takes place (e.g. more extensive resection than planned, insufficient stretching allowance of the soft tissue, etc). Plan B can be any other reconstruction set (MatrixMANDIBLE, 2.4 UniLOCK, 2.0 LOCK or a non-

DePuy Synthes system) that covers the indication associated with the planned surgery.

What does the price of the Patient Specific Plate for Mandible cover?
The price of the Patient Specific Plate for Mandible (e.g. article SD480.xxx) covers the design and the plate only. The virtual plan, surgical guides, anatomical models and screws are charged separately.

Can the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible be used with the Condylar Head Add-on?
Patient Specific Plates for Mandible can be used with Condylar Head Add-on. Please contact the TRUMATCH CMF team shall such cases arise. The development time might take longer than for a plate without.

Is the Patient Specific Plate for Mandible compatible with the 2.4 UniLOCK system?
The Patient Specific Plate for Mandible is exclusively designed to work with MatrixMANDIBLE implants and instruments. There is no plan to make the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible available for other systems.

Can the plate be bundled with the screws that were suggested during the plate design?
No. The screws need to be ordered separately (e.g. sterile or non-sterile) or taken from the set during the surgery.

Do I need to order an anatomical model for the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible?
Anatomical models are optional when the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible are used. The anatomical model is needed mainly to bend a plate, and this step is not required for a Patient Specific Plate for Mandible.

Can the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible be used for maxillary reconstruction?
No, Patient Specific Plates for Mandible can only be used for mandibular indications. Ti 3D Printed plates and implants are available for this indication. Please refer to the Titanium 3D Printed section of this website.

Can the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible be bent?
No, Patient Specific Plates for Mandible should not be bent. By bending the plate, its mechanical integrity can be negatively affected.

Can the Patient Specific Plates for Mandible be cut?
Yes, it can be cut using the Bolt Cutter 388.720, and the deburring feature of the MatrixMANDIBLE ShortCut. The ShortCut instruments should not be used to cut the plate.