Ratcheting Compression Plating System Technical Monograph


Document TitleDocument TypeLanguagePublishedUpdated
Ratcheting Compression Plating System Technical Monograph (FNA60-00-C)OtherEnglish ENApril 24, 2015June 4, 2015

Problem Statement/History

Fixation of fusions and osteotomies in the foot are challenging to surgically repair. Various staple and compression plate designs have been implemented to address these challenges. The performance of these solutions are affected by biomechanical challenges in surgeries of the foot and ankle, including:
1. Joint stabilization
2. Compression (initial and retained)
3. Cyclic loading
4. Ease of application

The Acumed Ratcheting Compression Plating System addresses
each of these factors. With appropriate application, the Ratchet
Plate solution allows the surgeon to generate, incrementally
increase, and retain mechanical compression.