Standard & Short MTP Plates
The unique screw hole design of the MTP plates keep the overall thickness to less than 1.4mm. The anatomic plates are designed with 0° dorsiflexion, delivering 15° of metatarsophalangeal dorsiflexion while preserving 10° anatomical phalangeal valgus.
The linear (“non-clover”) distal column allows the plate to be seated underneath the EHL tendon and away from the surgical incision to reduce the risk of post-operative infection or hardware protrusion.
These low-profile plates allow treatment of patients with very thin tissue envelopes. The standard and long plates have a proximal oblong hole for an additional point of fixation and compression.
Long (Revision) MTP Plate
This plate was designed to reduce irritation to the soft tissue structures surrounding the MTP joint, by tapering the distal and proximal ends of the plate to a thickness of 1.35mm.
For improved strength, the plate increases in thickness to 1.6mm along the joint line.
The long plate includes a porthole for the insertion of graft into the fusion site once the plate is secured. This hole will also accommodate a Nexis® Snap-off screw, to secure any cancellous graft in place.
Standard compression hole:
- Accomodates with 3.0 non-locking screws
- Delivers 1.5 mm of additional compression
- Corresponds to areas with high bone density
For locking or non-locking 3.0 or 3.5 mm screws
Visual alignment guide for arthrodesis line:
Precise positioning of the plate in relation to the arthrodesis line
Visual alignment guide for compressive plantar screw:
Exact positioning of the MTP plate in relation to the interfragmentary screw
Monoaxial & Polyaxial System
The Airlock® Ø3.0mm and Ø3.5mm locking and non-locking screws may be used in all Airlock plate fixation holes. However the standard compression hole only accomodate Ø3.0mm non-locking screws, and the Presslock® compression hole only accomodate Ø3.5mm locking screws.
- Monoaxial locking screws
- Polyaxial non-locking screws
- Tapered head
- Self-tapping design
- Self-retaining driver / screw interface
Additional compression can be achieved with a combined Nexis Ø4.0mm headless compression screw, beveled PECA Compressive Ø4.0mm screw, or Nexis Ø5.0mm headless compression screw.
All instrumentation is conveniently organized and color coded.
Airlock with Presslock Upgrade
Airlock 2.0 Reduction Instruments
Prior to use of the Novastep® system, carefully read the surgical technique, the instructions for use (IFU) and all packaging label information related to the implants and instruments.
Medical devices. Implants: Class IIb-CE1639; Instruments: Class I-CE / Class IIa-CE1639.