Small Distal Radius L Plates (Dorsal)
Distal Radius Locking Plates are indicated for fractures, osteotomies, and nonunions of distal radius.
Thickness: 2.0 mm, Width: 8 mm, Distance between holes: 13.0 mm.
Use 2.4 and 2.7 mm small screw in the distal portion of the plates. 3.5 mm cortex screw can be used only in the shaft of the plates.
Dorsal L-plates and straight plates are used in the dorsal two-plate technique, which provides a strong construct for complex distal radius fractures avoids removal of Lister’s tubercle, and decreases tendon and soft tissue irritation.
Two-plate technique of dorsal fixation of distal radius fractures offers increased stabilization due to the 70°-90° angle between the two plates. The dorsoradial plate buttresses the radial column, and a dorsoulnar plate supports the intermediate column.
Distal Radius Straight Plates
Straight plates, precontoured to fit the radial column, have a notched tip that allows these plates to fit on the radial styloid adjacent to a temporary K- wire fixation.