Anatomic Midshaft Forearm Plating System

Product Overview

The Acumed Anatomic Midshaft Forearm Plating System offers marked hardware improvements over traditional straight plates. The system can be used to treat fractures, fusions, and osteotomies of the radius and ulna.

It can also be used in conjunction with the Acumed Forearm Rod System for a less invasive approach to both-bone fractures of the diaphyseal region.

The Anatomic Midshaft Forearm Plating System includes Midshaft Ulna Plates, Volar Midshaft Plates, and Dorsolateral Midshaft Radius Plates.

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  • The First Precontoured Radius Plates

    Due to the sagittal bow of the radius, plating with contoured plates in the sagittal plane improves rotation when compared with straight plates.1 Additionally, for every 5-degree in radial curvature, a 15-degree loss in ROM may occur.1

  • Two Contoured Radius Plate Options

    Acumed offers two plate types for the radius, including volar and dorsolateral approach options.

  • Precontoured Plate Advantages

    Precontoured plates may act as templates to restore forearm geometry, decrease surgery time in comparison to non-precontoured plates, and re-establish pronation and supination.

  • Plate Design Features

    Tapered plate ends may reduce stress on bone and risk of secondary or subsequent fracture adjacent to the plate. A limited-contact design may ease compression of the periosteum to minimize the decrease in blood supply to the healing zone.

  • Creative Instrumentation

    Innovative instrumentation includes a swiveling plate clamp, an angled drill guide, and a soft tissue spreader to aid in plate implantation.

1. Rupasinghe S, Poon P. Radius morphology and its effects on rotation with contoured and noncontoured plating of the proximal radius. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012;21:568–573.

Volar Midshaft Plates

Volar Midshaft Plates

When used as templates, precontoured plates are intended to help restore forearm geometry and assist in reestablishing pronation and supination.

Dorsolateral Midshaft Radius Plates

Dorsolateral Midshaft Radius Plates

Precontoured plates are designed to help restore radial bow and may reduce the need for intraoperative bending, thereby reducing the risk of implant weakening that may come with bending of traditional implants.

Midshaft Ulna Plates

Midshaft Ulna Plates
Acumed Anatomic Midshaft Forearm Plates offer features not found in traditional straight plates.

Case Series: Forearm Fractures

In this series of six case studies, Dr. Jared Salinsky uses the Acumed Anatomic Midshaft Forearm Plate System to treat patients with various fractures of the radius and/or ulna including a nonunion of midshaft, a displaced left ulnar fracture, a diaphyseal fracture of the ulna, a grade-2 open fracture, and acute radius and ulna fractures.
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