2.4 T Plate

Compact Hand Plates

2.4 mm T Plate

  • 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.

  • Instrument Setup : Prepare all necessary surgical instruments and implants, including the 2.0 mm Straight Compact Hand Plate and associated screws, following the manufacturer's guidelines and ensuring sterility.
  • Incision : The surgeon makes an incision at the surgical site to access the affected bone or area of interest. The size and location of the incision depend on the specific procedure and patient's condition.

  • Fracture Reduction (if applicable) : If there is a fracture, the surgeon aligns the fractured bone fragments to restore proper anatomical alignment. This may involve manipulation of the bones or the use of reduction clamps.

  • Plate Placement : The 2.0 mm Straight Compact Hand Plate is selected based on the patient's anatomy and the specifics of the case. It is then carefully positioned over the fractured or treated area.

  • Screw Placement : Orthopedic screws, typically of a compatible size and type, are inserted through the holes in the plate and into the bone to secure the plate in place. The number and placement of screws depend on the fracture and the surgeon's judgment.

  • Incision Closure : The incision is closed using sutures or staples, and the wound is dressed with sterile bandages.

  • 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.