04/07/2010
AO Technical Commission Approved

3.5 mm and 4.5 mm Curved Narrow LCP and Curved Broad LCP

The 3.5 mm and 4.5 mm curved narrow and curved broad LCP are indicated for fracture fixation or internal fixation after bone lengthening of diaphyseal and metaphyseal areas of long bones in pediatric and young adolescent patients, and are especially designed for the antecurvation of the diaphysis of the femur.

The plates were developed because the current straight plates, and the 4.5 mm broad curved plates do not fit as the femoral bow (antecurvation) of a pediatric and small stature anatomy and bone size differs from adult size and anatomy. As minimally invasive submuscular plating becomes increasingly used on paediatric patients, the new plates fit much more anatomically, especially for the treatment of complex fractures or after bone lengthening.

This system is offered with the MIPO instrumentation, for minimally invasive insertion and is available in both titanium and stainless steel. The plates are available in lengths of 1022 holes for both 3.5 mm and 4.5 mm narrow, 1030 holes for the 3.5 mm broad, and 1226 holes for the already existing 4.5 mm broad.

Although these plates were developed for paediatric usage AO also approved the plates for use in adults of particularly small stature, eg, Asian stature.

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