Category: Plates and Screws
3.5 mm LCP® Distal Tibia T-Plates are part of the Synthes locking compression plate (LCP) system.
The Synthes 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plates are indicated for fixation of fractures, osteotomies, and nonunions of the distal tibia, especially in osteopenic bone. The posterior lateral approach is preferred. It is particularly useful in achieving stable fixation of a short distal tibial articular segment where other approaches may be compromised due to soft tissue concerns (traumatic wounds, muscle flap coverage or tenuous skin). It is also a useful fixation option when concomitant posterior bone grafting is required. The indications include fractures with articular involvement; however, these fractures need to be addressed with the principles of articular fracture surgery prior to plate application.
The 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plates are part of the Synthes LCP System that merges locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques.
The plates are available in stainless steel and long plates feature a limited-contact shaft profile. The Combi holes allow fixation with locking screws in the threaded section for angular stability, and cortex screws in the dynamic compression unit (DCU) section for compression. The
fixed-angle construct provides advantages for small distal metadiaphyseal segments where traditional screw fixation may be limited. This design provides angular stability similar to a blade plate while maintaining ease of insertion.
The 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plate construct features four locking, rafting screws parallel to the joint surface along with locking, strut screw options providing additional support in the distal region of the tibia. The plate accepts 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm cortex screws, 3.5 mm locking screws and 4.0 mm cancellous bone screws.
Long plate features
Short plate features