Category: Plates and Screws
The Synthes 3.5 mm VA-LCP® Proximal Tibia Plate is part of the VA-LCP Periarticular Plating System which merges variable angle locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques.
The 3.5 mm VA-LCP Proximal Tibia Plate 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 before “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.
The 3.5 mm VA-LCP Proximal Tibia Plate has variable angle holes in the plate head and neck, along with 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.
The Synthes 3.5 mm VA-LCP Proximal Tibia Plates are intended to treat fractures of the proximal tibia in adults and adolescents in which the growth plates have fused including: simple, comminuted, lateral wedge, depression, medial wedge, bicondylar combination of lateral wedge and depression, periprosthetic, and fractures with associated shaft fractures. Plates can also be used for treatment of nonunions, malunions, tibial osteotomies and osteopenic bone.