In-situ Bending Instrument Set

Division: Trauma
Category: Hip & Pelvis

In-situ bending instruments adjust the precontoured reconstruction plates on the bone to match the relevant patient anatomy during a surgical procedure. Use of these instruments helps to decrease surgical time by reducing the need of repeated cycles in plate positioning until plate shape is sufficiently contoured.

Indications for Use

The In-situ bending instruments are designed for use in the following plate systems:

  • 3.5 mm Low Profile Reconstruction Plates (straight, curved, and J-shaped)
  • 3.5 mm Wide Angle Reconstruction Plates
  • 3.5 mm DCP® Reconstruction Plates, straight and curved


These instruments are not designed for plates with locking and coaxial Combi holes.
In particular:

  • 3.5 Locking Reconstruction Plates
  • 3.5 mm Pubic Symphysis Plates
  • 3.5 mm Spring Plates
  • 3.5 mm Locking Reconstruction Plates with coaxial Combi holes
  • Plates in sizes other than 3.5 mm

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
In-situ Bending Instrument Set - Handles Three In-situ Bending and Twisting Handle options: straight, 90°, 120°. Additional options to bend or twist the plate to the appropriate contour.
In-situ Bending Instrument Set - Pliers In-Situ bending pliers are designed with a unique nose and counter-bearing mouth. The pliers can grasp the preliminarily fixated plate while the handles are squeezed to bend the plates as required.


Surgical Technique

DSUS/TRM/0517/1454 05/2017

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.