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Standard & Short MTP Plates

The 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 standard and long plates have a proximal oblong hole for an additional point of fixation and compression.

Long (revision) MTP plate

The long plate was designed to preserve soft tissue structures surrounding the MTP joint, by tapering the distal.

For improved strength, the long MTP 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.
Un plot central peut également accueillir une vis Nexis® sécable, afin de fixer le greffon. This hole can also accommodate a Nexis® Snap-off screw, to secure any cancellous graft in place.

Low profile design > Plate thickness optimized according to the indications to limit subcutaneous discomfort.

Standard compression hole:

  • Accomodates with 3 non-locking screws
  • Delivers 1.5 mm of additional compression
  • Corresponds to areas with high bone density

Threaded holes:

For locking or non-locking 3 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® Ø3mm and Ø3.5mm locking and non-locking screws may be used in all Airlock plate fixation threaded holes. However the standard compression hole only accomodate Ø3mm 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

Compression Screws

​Additional compression can be achieved with a combined Nexis Ø4mm headless compression screw, beveled PECA Compressive Ø4mm screw, or Nexis Ø5mm headless compression screw.​

All instrumentation is conveniently organized and color coded.​


Airlock with Presslock Upgrade

Airlock 2.0

Airlock 2.0 Reduction Instruments


Airlock® MTP Fusion Plates

Overview: Surgical Procedure

First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion with Airlock® MTP Fusion Plate and Nexis® Compression Screw

The demonstration is performed by Dr. Mark Prissel.

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.