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
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.
Additional plantar 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 (see below).
Monoaxial & Polyaxial Capability
- Monoaxial locking screws
- Polyaxial non-locking screws
- Tapered head
- Self-tapping design
- Self-retaining driver / screw interface
Airlock with Presslock Upgrade
Airlock 2.0 Reduction Instruments
AirlockGO® Product Delivery Option
AirlockGoTM combines Novastep’s Airlock® plating system and cleanSTART® sterile packaged, single-use instrument kits with a selection of Nexis® Ø4.0mm headless compression screws; providing the user with a self-contained, all-inclusive unit that addresses a range of foot and ankle pathologies.
Each AirlockGOTM box features a unique, procedurespecific configuration of implants and instruments that includes precontoured low-profile plates, monoaxial locking, polyaxial non-locking and headless compression screws.
All instrument kits and implants are individually packaged sterile with self-adhesive, UDI compliant data matrix labels.
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 accomodate a Nexis® Snap-off screw, to secure any cancellous graft in place.