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FUSION PLATES

Fusion plates feature the Presslock® technology, a locking compression hole allowing for an additional 1.5 mm compression before locking into a threaded hole, providing strength and stable fixation.​

Available in a variety of lengths, in both straight and H designs, these plates are engineered for universal application throughout the midfoot and rearfoot for the fixation of osteotomies, fractures and arthrodeses.

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

The Presslock® slot generates mechanical compression between two bone segments, before subsequent locking in the threaded part of the slot. To receive 1.5mm of additional locking compression, use the gold drill guide, specifically designed for this technology. If compression is not desired, the Presslock® drill-guide can be reversed and used in the ‘neutral’ position with the arrow facing away from the bone segment.

 

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.​

 

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Airlock 2.0 Reduction Instruments

Talonavicular Arthrodesis

Universal Fusion H Plate

The plate’s low 1.6mm profile provides strength and stability across the talonavicular joint with the added benefit of 1.5mm of fixed compression. It can also be applied more dorsally, allowing for the medial placement of an additional retrograde compression screw.

Calcaneocuboid Arthrodesis

Universal Fusion H Plate

The choice of plate sizes and Presslock® compression holes address a variety of patient anatomies to provide fixed 1.5mm compression with locked, axially stable fixation for calcaneocuboid arthrodesis procedures.

The static fixation holes accept 3.0mm and 3.5mm, locking or non-locking screws. Non-locking screws allow a +/- 15° range of off axis trajectories when placed in the static plate threaded holes.

Evans Osteotomy

Universal Fusion H Plate

The availability of three plate length options allows a variety of graft thicknesses for the Evans procedure. If no compression is needed, a full locking construct may be used by placing the 3.5mm locking screws in the oblong hole with the screws placed in the neutral position and either 3.0mm or 3.5mm locking screws in the remaining static fixation threaded holes.

Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis

Universal Fusion Straight Plate

The universal straight plates can be utilized to achieve strong, stable fixation when performing an arthrodesis of either a single or multiple joints across the tarsometatarsal joint.

With Presslock® technology, you have the added benefit of 1.5mm of fixed compression, or static fixation with no compression when needed in certain cases such as for a Lisfranc fracture or dislocation.

Lapidus Arthrodesis

Universal Fusion Straight Plate

The universal straight plates feature a low-profile, 1.6mm thickness, to reduce the risk of prominent hardware to preserve soft tissue. When used in the Lapidus procedure, two straight plates positioned dorsally and medially, will provide strength, stability and the option to compress along the entire joint.

Dwyer Osteotomy

Universal Fusion Straight Plate

The universal fusion straight plate provides stable fixation for a lateral calcaneal osteotomy. Given that the plate is only 1.6mm thick, preserving soft tissue irritation while maintaining strength and stability.

The Presslock® oblong compression slots accept 3.5mm locking screws only. Both 3.0mm or 3.5mm locking or non-locking screws may be utilized in the remaining threaded hole.

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Presslock® Compression Locking Plates

Overview: Surgical Procedure

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Overview: Universal Compression Locking Fusion Plates

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.