DePuy Synthes Trauma launches new hand system: 5 key notes

Written by Laura Dyrda | July 30, 2016 | Print  |

DePuy Synthes Trauma launched the Variable Angle Locking Hand System.

Here are five things to know:


1. The Variable Angle Locking Hand System is a comprehensive system of anatomically contoured and low-profile plates to treat hand fractures and deformities.


2. The system is designed for surgeons to adjust the screw’s insertion angle to match the patient’s anatomy and fracture pattern. When screws tighten to the plate, they lock into place to stabilize the fracture.


3. The system includes 40 basic and specialty plates to accommodate a variety of hand fractures and hand sizes. This is the first system to feature 1.3 mm locking screws for hand plating as well as 1.5 mm to 2 mm variable angle locking plates.


4. The screws recess once they lock into the plates to reduce the potential for soft tissue irritation.


5. The plates are available with both the stainless steel and titanium and can be used in the lateral and direct dorsal applications.

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