Synthes VA Ankle Trauma - How Does It Help?
Synthes VA Ankle Traumais used for ankle fixation in adults and children (12–21) whose growth plates have united, especially in osteopenic bone. Here are all the details you need to learn about this.
The plates are a component of the DePuy Synthes Variable Angle Locking Compression (VA LCP) System, which combines traditional plating methods with technologyfor variable angle locking screws.
The plates are in stainless steel and have an anatomical profile and shape along the limited-contact shaft as well as distally.
In order to give the flexibility of axial compression and variable angle locking, the Combi holes in the shaft portion of the Variable Angle LCP Plate combine a dynamic compression unit (DCU) hole with a variable angle locking screw hole.
The fixed-angle construct is made to make fixing small metaphyseal and epiphyseal segments easier in places where typical screw fixation may be difficult.
To provisionally preserve the reduction of articular fragments and to establish the placement of the plate in relation to the distal tibia and fibula, the K-wire holes accept wires up to 1.6 mm in diameter.
The periarticular plates are not suited for treating fractures of the tibia or metaphyseal region because they are thinner in that area. The main purpose of these is to treat articular injuries.
There are numerous parallels between the system's fixation and conventional plate fixation techniques, but there are also some significant advances.
With the aid of typical AO plating methods and variable angle locking screws, a fixed-angle build can be produced at the desired screw angle.
In multifragmentary fractures when screw purchase is limited and in fracture patterns where the screw direction needs to be changed to allow maximum fragment engagement, variable angle locking offers the possibility for fixed-angle constructions in osteopenic bone.
The variable angle screws work like numerous, tiny, angled blade plates rather than plate-to-bone compression to withstand patient strain, similar to conventional locking screws.
A complete plating system, the 2.7mm/3.5mm VA LCP® Ankle Trauma system consists of:
- Tibia plates medially distal.
- Plates of the anteromedial distal tibia.
- Plates of the anterolateral distal tibia.
- T-plates and L-plates on the distal tibia.
Synthes's most complete ankle plating system guide includes steps that offer low-profile variable angle locking compression plating (VA-LCP) options for the medial, anteromedial, anterolateral, and posterolateral aspects of the distal tibia as well as the lateral distal fibula, takes into account the preferences of each surgeon. You can find the complete technique guide here.
The plates are in stainless steel and have an anatomical profile and shape along the limited-contact shaft as well as distally. In order to give the flexibility of axial compression and variable angle locking, the Combi holes in the shaft portion of the Variable Angle LCP Plate combine a dynamic compression unit (DCU) hole with a variable angle locking screw hole.
The modular design of the Synthes VA Ankle Trauma kits enables personalized implant choices. By getting rid of rarely used implants, this also lowers inventory and total expenditures.