The Acu-Loc Wrist Spanning Plate is designed to address complex distal radius fractures. This temporary fixator is designed to hold the wrist in distraction and to provide ligamentotaxis to the wrist on a temporary basis while the distal radius heals. Similar to an external fixation device, the Acu-Loc Wrist Spanning Plate may be used if the distal radius is too comminuted for an Acu-Loc 2 or other distal radius plate. The advantage of this plate is its simplicity using the concept of ligamentotaxis to apply circumferential pressure created by distracting the affected area to push fragments back in place.
Temporary Internal Fixation for Comminuted Fractures
This temporary fixation device is designed to hold the wrist in distraction and to provide ligamentotaxis while the distal radius heals.
Plates are designed to be placed over the second or third metacarpal.
Additional Fixation and Distraction
An optional distal radius screw cluster provides additional fixation, while a proximal slot allows additional distraction.
The plate is precontoured with a dorsal bend of six degrees.