2.4 mm straight-plate

Compact Hand Plates

2.4 mm Straight

  • Patient Evaluation : Assess the patient's medical history, including allergies, previous surgeries, medications, and relevant medical conditions. Ensure that the patient is a suitable candidate for the procedure.

  • Informed Consent : Obtain informed consent from the patient or their legal guardian after explaining the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure.

  • Pre-operative Imaging: Review any pre-operative imaging studies (e.g., X-rays, CT scans) to understand the anatomy and plan the surgery.

  • Pre-operative Bloodwork :Perform necessary pre-operative blood tests, such as complete blood count (CBC) and coagulation studies, as directed by the surgeon or anesthesiologist.

  • Anesthesia Evaluation : Assess the patient's suitability for anesthesia and discuss the type of anesthesia (e.g., general, regional) with the anesthesia team.

  • Sterile Environment : Ensure that the operating room is sterile and equipped with all necessary instruments and equipment.
  • X-ray Imaging : Use fluoroscopy or other imaging techniques to guide the placement of the plate accurately, especially in cases where alignment is critical.

  • Procedure Steps : Follow the surgical plan meticulously, including the precise placement of the Compact Hand 2.4 Straight Plate and any necessary screws. The surgeon should use their expertise to ensure the plate is appropriately positioned and secured.

  • Post-Procedure Verification: Verify the stability and proper positioning of the plate and screws, and assess their alignment using imaging if required.

  • Wound Closure : Close the surgical incision meticulously using appropriate sutures or wound closure techniques.

  • Post-Operative Imaging : Perform post-operative imaging, such as X-rays, to confirm the placement and alignment of the plate and screws.

  • Post-Operative Recovery : Transfer the patient to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) for initial recovery and monitoring.

  • Pain Management : Administer pain medications as prescribed to manage post-operative pain and discomfort.

  • Observation : Monitor the patient for any signs of complications, such as infection, bleeding, or changes in vital signs.

  • Wound Care : Instruct the patient or their caregiver on proper wound care, including dressing changes and hygiene.

  • Activity Restrictions :Provide the patient with clear instructions regarding activity restrictions, including weight-bearing limitations and the use of assistive devices.