02/07/2010
AO Technical Commission Approved

3.5 LCP Posteromedial Proximal Tibia Plate

The 3.5 mm LCP posteromedial proximal tibia plate is a precontoured plate to maintain buttress and reduction of posteromedial proximal tibia fragments, including fractures of the proximal, distal, and metaphyseal areas of the tibia.

The system consists of six anatomically precontoured plates (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 shaft holes) with a range of six lengths (72186 mm). The lowprofile plate head limits soft-tissue irritation. The plate head features three locking holes and one slotted locking hole for ease of plate positioning. The 3.5 mm LCP holes in the shaft enable fixation of posteromedial fragments with locking or nonlocking screws. The one slotted locking shaft hole assists plate positioning.

The plates are available in both titanium and stainless steel.

The set is compatible with the 3.5 mm small fragment system.

A 33-year-old male was involved in an altercation and suffered a gun shoot wound to his knee

Case provided by Brent Norris, Tulsa, USA.

Initially taken for incision and drainage and then ORIF . Patient placed in a floppy lateral position with the effected lower extremity externally rotated (opposite hip and shoulder bumped up about 3040) allowing exposure of the posterior medial knee. A posterior medial and an anteromedial incision were used to repair the fracture with a 67 cm skin bridge.

Postoperative healing was uneventful and the patient had no complications.

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