The Acumed Clavicle Plating System provides surgeons with the ability to address acute fractures, malunions, and nonunions of the clavicle with 33 different clavicle-specific plating options. The Clavicle Plating System offers low and narrow-profile plate solutions that are precontoured to match the natural shape of the clavicle.
First to Market With Comprehensive Precontoured Plating Options
33 unique plates—including anterior, superior midshaft, and superior distal options—accommodate varying patient anatomy and fracture patterns.
Acu-Sinch Repair System
This coracoclavicular anchor penetrates only the superior cortex of the coracoid, preserving the inferior cortex and protecting the neurovascular structures below.
The clavicle plates include a limited-contact undersurface, tapered ends, and narrow/low profile options, and are made of high-grade titanium and titanium alloy.
Diverging and Converging Screws
Superior distal plates offer up to eight diverging screws for cases where bone stock is compromised. The screw configuration is designed to maximize bone purchase, pullout resistance, and to provide fracture fixation and stability for comminuted fractures.
Video: Acu-Sinch Surgical Technique
An animated version of Acumed's suggested method for implanting the Acu-Sinch Repair System, which is designed to support healing of the coracoclavicular ligaments and can be used in conjunction with the Acumed Locking Clavicle Plate to provide fixation during the healing of clavicle fractures.
Anterior Clavicle Plate
The Acumed Anterior Clavicle Plate is designed for surgeons who prefer an anterior approach to treat malunions, nonunions, and fractures of the medial, midshaft, and lateral third clavicle. These anatomically contoured plates increase screw purchase in the clavicle and act as a template to aid with anatomic restoration. In addition, the low-profile design may help minimize postoperative soft tissue irritation. Five Anterior Plates are designed for complex oblique fracture patterns as well as for surgeons who prefer an anterior approach.
Distal Clavicle Plate
The Acumed Distal Clavicle Plate is designed to provide fracture fixation and stability for lateral third clavicle fractures, malunions, and nonunions, and where there is disruption to coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments. Multiple distal screw configurations are designed to achieve construct stability, while screw positioning targets distal fragments to provide secure, stable fixation for multiple fracture patterns.
Superior Midshaft Plates
Acumed Superior Midshaft Plates offer an array of plate options for superior midshaft clavicle fractures, malunions, and nonunions. 16 plates in 8 lengths and 2 different widths provides the surgeon with a comprehensive plating system. In addition, the design of the plates and their orientation to the clavicle provides biomechanical stability.
Patient History: The patient is a 15-year-old male, who presented with severe pain to the medial portion of the clavicle following a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a direct blow to his chest when it hit the steering wheel. Physical examination found severe tenting of the skin anteriorly near the insertion of the clavicle to the sternum. A 3D CT scan demonstrated a rare medial clavicle fracture (Figure 1). This only occurs with approximately five percent of all clavicle fractures. 3D CT scans are recommended with medial fractures as anatomic structures may obscure the view of the fracture as seen with regular X-rays.