The LCP Distal Femur Plates are based on the LCP System.
The shaft portion of the plate features Combi holes and the head features threaded holes. The shape of the plates is based on the design of the Distal Femur LISS plates. The plates are available with 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 holes for both the left and right femur.
Large Fragment LCP instruments and screws are used for plate fixation.
The LCP Distal Femur Plates are compatible with the following screws:
– 5.0 mm Locking Screws
– 5.0 mm Locking Screws, self-drilling
– 5.0 mm Cannulated Locking Screws
– 5.0 mm Cannulated Conical Screws
– 4.5 mm Cortex Screws
– 4.5 mm Cannulated Screws
Round locking holes accept 5.0 mm Locking Screws and 4.5 mm Cortex Screws.Preshaped plate The preshaped, low-profile plate reduces issues with soft tissue and eliminates the need for plate contouring.
LCP Combi holes in the plate shaft The Combi hole allows an internal plate fixation using standard 4.5 mm Cortex Screws, 5.0 mm Locking Screws or a combination of both, thus allowing more flexible intraoperative technique.
Angular stability Prevents screw loosening as well as primary and secondary loss of reduction and allows early functional mobilization.
Rounded plate tip Tapered, rounded plate tip facilitates a minimally invasive surgical technique.
The Distal Femoral Locking Plates are intended for buttressing multifragmentary distal femur fractures including: supracondylar, intra-articular and extra-articular
condylar, periprosthetic fractures; fractures in normal or osteopenic bone; nonunions and malunions; and osteotomies of the femur.
Distal Femoral Locking Plate
(Use 5.0 Locking Screw/4.5 Cortical Screw)
|5100-3501||5 holes L||6.0||17.5||164|
|5100-3502||7 holes L||6.0||17.5||204|
|5100-3503||9 holes L||6.0||17.5||244|
|5100-3504||11 holes L||6.0||17.5||284|
|5100-3505||13 holes L||6.0||17.5||324|
|5100-3506||5 holes R||6.0||17.5||164|
|5100-3507||7 holes R||6.0||17.5||204|
|5100-3508||9 holes R||6.0||17.5||244|
|5100-3509||11 holes R||6.0||17.5||284|
|5100-3510||13 holes R||6.0||17.5||324|
The distal femoral locking plate is a medical device used for the treatment of fractures and other injuries to the distal femur. This article will provide a comprehensive guide to the distal femoral locking plate, covering everything from its design and use to its benefits and potential risks.
A distal femoral locking plate is a medical device used to treat fractures and other injuries to the distal femur, which is the lower part of the thigh bone that connects to the knee joint. The plate is made of titanium or other biocompatible materials and is designed to stabilize the fracture and promote bone healing.
The distal femoral locking plate works by providing rigid internal fixation of the fracture, which allows for early mobilization and faster healing. The plate is attached to the bone using screws, which are placed through holes in the plate and into the bone.
The benefits of using a distal femoral locking plate include:
Faster healing time
Reduced risk of complications
Increased stability of the fracture
Improved range of motion
The risks of using a distal femoral locking plate include:
Screw loosening or breakage
Nerve or blood vessel damage
The insertion of a distal femoral locking plate is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making an incision over the fracture site and exposing the bone. The plate is then placed over the fracture and secured to the bone using screws.
The recovery process after insertion of a distal femoral locking plate typically involves a period of immobilization followed by physical therapy. The length of the immobilization period and the duration of physical therapy will depend on the severity of the fracture and the individual patient.
The success rate of using a distal femoral locking plate varies depending on the specific fracture and the individual patient. However, studies have shown that the use of a distal femoral locking plate can result in successful fracture healing and improved patient outcomes.
In conclusion, the distal femoral locking plate is a valuable medical device used for the treatment of fractures and other injuries to the distal femur. Its benefits include faster healing time, reduced risk of complications, increased stability of the fracture, and improved range of motion. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with its use. It is important for patients to discuss the risks and benefits of using a distal femoral locking plate with their healthcare provider to determine if it is the right treatment option for them.
How long does it take to recover from insertion of a distal femoral locking plate?
The recovery time varies depending on the severity of the fracture and the individual patient, but typically involves a period of immobilization followed by physical therapy.
What are the risks of using a distal femoral locking plate?
The risks include infection, hardware failure, screw loosening or breakage, and nerve or blood vessel damage.
How is a distal femoral locking plate inserted?
The procedure involves making an incision over the fracture site and securing the plate to the bone using screws.