The Distal Ulna Locking Plate is a plate system which can be implanted with locking screws and adjusted to the contour of the distal ulna.
The plate is concealed by the muscles due to its palmar location. Therefore, metal removal is not always necessary.
The ulnar head is stabilized using locking screws. The junction to the neck region is supported by the plate configuration.
Use of locking screws in the proximal section increases rigidity.
Properties of the implant:
Anatomical plate design
K-Wire holes for preliminary plate fixation
5 distal plate holes for optimal reconstruction of the distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ)
Oblong hole for optimal positioning and adjustment of ulna length
Pointed proximal plate end for percutaneous insertion
Plate lengths: 3, 4, 6-hole
Fractures of the ulnar head
Multi-fragmentary fractures of the ulnar head
Subcapital fractures of the ulnar head
Metaphyseal comminuted fractures of the distal ulna
Combined ulnar head and ulnar shaft fractures
Existing infections in the fracture zone and operation area
Common situations that do not allow osteosynthesis (osteoporosis)
Lack of patient compliance