The Acumed Small Fragment Base Set is a comprehensive system for small fragment trauma surgeries of the upper and lower extremities. The set is designed as both a stand-alone system with traditional plating as well as a complement to Acumed's precontoured, anatomic-specific plating systems, such as the Ankle Plating System 3.
Screws in the system include 2.7 and 3.5 mm locking, nonlocking, and variable angle hexalobe screws and 4.0 mm fully and partially threaded cancellous hexalobe screws.
Designed for small fragment trauma surgeries of the upper and lower extremities, the set can be used as both a stand-alone system and in conjunction with Acumed’s Ankle Plating System 3.
A Choice of Plates
The Small Fragment Base Set includes nonlocking One-Third Tubular Plates that can be used on the clavicle, scapula, olecranon, humerus, radius, ulna, distal tibia, and fibula. The 2.7 mm Locking Fragment Plates can be implanted on small bones as a primary or auxiliary implant.
Fragment Plate Benders allow for in-situ and ex-situ bending in a multiplanar direction and may be slid over a plate hole with an existing screw.
The Small Fragment Base Set also houses three lengths of nonsterile AcuTwist® Acutrak® Compression Screws and Tension Band Pins to facilitate fracture reduction, providing several implant options to support the case.
Variable Angle Screws
These screws are designed to lock up to 15 degrees off axis in any direction, allowing the surgeon to target the best quality bone and avoid joint penetration.
One-Third Tubular Plates
The One-Third Tubular Plates are available in a variety of lengths to treat small bone fractures and malunions.
Plates range in length from 37 mm to 145 mm (3-hole to 12-hole), and are designed to minimize soft tissue irritation.
2.7 mm L-shaped, T-shaped, and straight Fragment Plates
The 2.7 mm L-shaped, T-shaped, and straight Fragment Plates can be cut to the desired length and bent prior to insertion or in situ.
2.7 mm locking, nonlocking, and variable angle hexalobe screws are included in the Small Fragment Base Set for the 2.7 mm Fragment Plates.
3.5 mm nonlocking hexalobe screws and 4.0 mm fully and partially threaded cancellous screws are also included for the One-Third Tubular Plates.
These screws feature a hexalobe recess and are designed to have greater torsional strength in comparison to similar size hex screws.
Additionally, all screws can be used with compatible Acumed systems such as the Ankle Plating System 3.
2.7 mm and 3.5 mm Variable Angle Hexalobe Screws
2.7 mm and 3.5 mm variable angle hexalobe screws are intended for use in all locking holes. The threaded spherical head shape facilitates angling of the screw up to 15 degrees off axis in any direction.
Variable angle allows for targeting of the screw to avoid other implants, accommodation of varying patient anatomies, and positioning of the screw to avoid joint spaces and capture the best quality bone, especially in patients with osteopenic bone.
The 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm variable angle hexalobe screws are made of cobalt chrome and are available in lengths from 10 mm to 65 mm.
Tension Band Pins and AcuTwist Acutrak Compression Screws
A selection of Tension Band Pins and AcuTwist Acutrak Compression Screws are also included to provide additional solutions for small bone procedures.
Improved Locking Drill Guides
The 2.0 mm and 2.8 mm Locking Drill Guides have been redesigned to thread into the plate holes more easily.
The Locking Drill Guides can be threaded together to be used as a handle.
2.7 mm Fragment Plate Cutter
The 2.7 mm Fragment Plate Cutters were designed to match the contour of the 2.7 mm Fragment Plates, allowing the option to cut plates to the preferred length to accommodate varying patient needs.
The spring holds the cut portion of the plate in place until the handle is released and the plate cutter is designed to leave a rounded edge on the plate.
2.7 mm Fragment Plate Benders
The Short and Long Fragment Plate Benders allow the plates to be bent in situ or ex situ, and allow the plates to be bent in multiple planes.
Additionally, the benders feature a drill guide that aligns with the plate hole when properly positioned.