The Zimmer ® Distal Radius Plating System is a versatile system designed to conform to a broad range of patient anatomy. This system offers comprehensive instrumentation to help ensure efficient, repeatable, and reliable outcomes across patient populations. There should be a low potential for intra-operative confusion with only one screw diameter and one drill bit required to complete the entire case. Maintaining a delicate balance between simplification and user function, the Zimmer Distal Radius Plating System offers:
The ZiBRA™ Anatomical Modeling System was used to design the Zimmer ® distal radius plates for anatomic fit that should abut the watershed line without crossing it. A good fit helps to provide placement adjustability.
The Zimmer ® Distal Radius Plating System combines advanced plate design and locking fixation with a streamlined, repeatable procedure. The system offers:
This system provides intra-operative flexibility through pre-determined, anatomically distributed fixed-angled trajectories with optional polyaxial locking capability. If the nominal trajectory is not targeting a specific fracture fragment, any locking screw may be angled up to 15 degrees in any direction as needed.
Modular case structure allows the set to be modified to only hold the necessary implants and instrumentation, making the Zimmer Distal Radius Plating System much more cost effective.
This is a streamlined system with only one drill bit used for all screws and subchondral support pegs. The screws are 2.4mm in diameter and the pegs are 1.8mm; both use a 1.8mm drill bit. Specialized instrumentation is also included to help optimizing exposure in a standard technique.
Although the sets have been made simple , they contain a complete offering of volar, dorsal, and extra articular distal radius plates to address various fracture patterns.
These low-profile periarticular plates were optimized using Zimmer’s proprietary ZiBRA database to help ensuring appropriate fit for a broad patient population. They have been shaped to nearly eliminate screw head prominence even with locking screws that are placed off-axis. Polyaxial screw locking is achieved with cutouts in the heads of the screws that allow the threads on the screw head to skip levels in the plate hole threads when inserted off-axis. Type II anodization allows for easier screw removal.
Plate Material: Ti-6Al-V Tivanium
Plate Variety and Sizes:
|Dorsal and Radial Styloid Plates||Wide Volar Plate||Standard Volar Plates||Narrow Volar Plates||Extra Articular Plates|
Extra Articular Plates:
All screws have been streamlined to use one drill bit and one depth gauge, simplifying the instrumentation. The cortical screws are color anodized blue for easy identification in the operating room. The locking screws and pegs in this system may be angled up to 15 degrees off-center or follow a fixed-angled trajectory with a standard drill guide.
Screw/Peg Material: Ti-6Al-V Tivanium
Concise, specialized instrumentation helps ensure efficient, repeatable and reliable outcomes without over-complicating the procedure.