Elbow Plating System

Product Overview

The Acumed Elbow Plating System offers multiple fixation options for fractures of the distal humerus, olecranon, and coronoid, as well as osteotomies of the olecranon.

The Acumed system was the first elbow plating system to offer precontoured, parallel distal humerus plates. Long screws in the Lateral Column Plate are designed to interdigitate with screws from the Medial Column Plate, providing a parallel construct for the stabilization of distal humerus fractures.

Key Publications

This collection of published literature represents clinical evidence, which along with innovation, education, and quality form Acumed’s foundations of excellence. In addition to citing existing scholarly papers, we conduct ongoing clinical research and use this information for validation and continuous improvement to deliver the greatest value to our customers.
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Flexible Configurations

Acumed offers over 9 validated Elbow Plating System configurations to best support diverse market needs.

The most comprehensive, full configuration is available along with an option customized for the proximal ulna, and our most streamlined, essential configuration.

Additional options are available. Contact us to find out which configuration may be right for you.

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Key Features

  • Industry First

    The first-to-market comprehensive, precontoured elbow plating system.

  • Olecranon Plate

    The screw trajectory is designed to allow screws to capture fracture fragments and avoid other screws regardless of the screw length selected.

  • Anatomic Curvature

    Lateral tilt in the proximal region, a distal bow throughout the ulna, and 6° proximal ulnar dorsal angulation (PUDA) are designed to restore native patient anatomy.

  • Coronoid Plate Family

    These plates are designed to act as a buttress to the coronoid and help counteract the tendency of the elbow to subluxate.

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Cobalt Chrome Screws (CoCr)


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2. Yerby, et al. Effect of Cutting Flute Design on Cortical Bone Screw Insertion Torque and Pullout Strength. J Orthop Trauma. 2001;15(3):216–221.

Improved Ease of Insertion and Removal

An improved cutting-flute design makes implant placement and removal quicker and easier. This may lead to reduced procedure times and minimal surgical trauma.2

Increased Strength

Due to material and manufacturing process improvements, CoCr screws can withstand greater rotational torque without breaking or stripping compared to Ti screws, which may be beneficial for patients with dense bone.1

Biological Compatibility

Extensive testing has shown our CoCr screws to be biologically safe to use with Ti plates with no appreciable galvanic corrosion occurring between the two materials.1

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Olecranon Plates

Olecranon Plates

The Acumed Olecranon Plates provide fixation for both fractures and osteotomies in the proximal ulna. Designed to provide an anatomic fit, the plates contour proximally and along the shaft. In addition, the screw trajectory allows screws to capture fracture fragments and avoid other screws regardless of the screw length selected.

Coronoid Plates

Designed for fractures of the anteromedial facet of the coronoid, the Acumed Coronoid Plates are intended to act as a buttress to the coronoid and help counteract the tendency of the elbow to subluxate. The plate design, coupled with the instruments in the Elbow Plating System, provide multiple fixation options for a variety of fracture patterns.

Coronoid Plates

Medial Column Plates

Medial Column Plates

The Acumed Medial Column Plates are designed to offer fixation and compression of fractures of the distal humerus by extending down distally, or wrapping around, the medial epicondyle and extending up the condylar ridge. This fixation is maximized when the screws in the articular fragments interdigitate with the screws from the Acumed Lateral Column Plate on the lateral side.

Lateral Column Plates

The Acumed Lateral Column Plates improve upon the biomechanics of posterior plating by enabling longer screws in the articular fragments to interdigitate with the screws from the medial side. When used in conjunction with Acumed Medial Column Plates, the construct acts as a template for complex fractures of the distal humerus.

Lateral Column Plates

Posterolateral Plates

Posterolateral Plates

The Acumed Posterolateral Plates are specifically designed for isolated capitellar fractures and for surgeons who prefer a 90 degree-90 degree plate application. A precontoured bend in both the diaphyseal region of the plate and the lateral tip to support the anatomy, while the unique, diverging screw geometry of the distal hole cluster allows for maximized fixation at the fracture site.

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