Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
The Chicago Trauma Symposium hosts a rotation of 1 hour hands-on workshops to allow participants to learn more about evolving surgical and implant technologies. The workshops are led by our premier faculty lending their own personal tips and pearls to each procedure.
The Peri-Prosthetic workshop will utilize a 3.5mm Locking Attachment Plate as an alternative to cerclage cables. The plate is attached to existing Synthes locking compression plates (LCP) using a connecting screw, to augment stabilization of fractures.
The arms on each side of the plate offer the possibility of bypassing the prosthesis stem with 3.5mm locking screws (or 3.5 mm cortex screws). The locking capability is important for a fixed-angle construct in periprosthetic fractures and fractures in the presence of intramedullary implants, particularly in osteopenic bone where screw purchase is compromised. These screws do not rely on plate-to-bone compression to resist patient load, but function similarly to multiple, small, angled blade plates.
For more information click here for the product guide.