Distal Humerus Plate (VALP) - 2.7 / 3.5 Extended Medial

Product Overview

The 2.7 / 3.5 Extended Medial Distal Humerus Plate (VALP) is a cutting-edge orthopedic implant designed to provide optimal stability and support for fractures and reconstruction of the distal humerus. Crafted with precision engineering and advanced materials, this plate offers versatility and durability to meet the diverse needs of patients. Its extended design ensures excellent fixation and alignment, promoting faster healing and restoring function to the affected limb. Trusted by orthopedic surgeons worldwide, the VALP plate sets a new standard in orthopedic care, delivering superior outcomes for patients.

Product Uses
  • Fracture fixation : It is employed for the stabilization and alignment of fractures of the distal humerus, including complex fractures and comminuted fractures.

  • Osteotomies : The plate is used in corrective osteotomies to realign the distal humerus in cases of malunion or nonunion.

  • Arthroplasty : It can be used in total elbow arthroplasty procedures as part of the implant system for reconstruction of the elbow joint.

  • Revision surgery : The plate may be utilized in revision surgeries to address complications such as implant failure or malalignment in patients with previous distal humerus surgeries.

  • Trauma reconstruction : It is employed in traumatic cases such as high-energy injuries or polytrauma patients requiring stabilization of the distal humerus.

  • Nonunion management : The plate may be utilized in cases of nonunion of the distal humerus to provide stability and promote bone healing.

Product Specification
  • Plate Size : Available in 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm widths.

  • Length : Variable lengths to accommodate patient anatomy and surgical requirements.

  • Material : High-quality medical-grade stainless steel or titanium alloy for strength and biocompatibility.

  • Design :Extended medial plate configuration for enhanced stability and fixation of distal humerus fractures.

  • Screw Holes : Multiple screw holes along the plate for versatile screw placement and optimal fixation.

  • Locking Mechanism : Optional locking screw capabilities for added stability in osteoporotic bone or unstable fractures.

Distal Humerus Plate (VALP) - 2.7 / 3.5 Extended Medial Sizes

  • Patient Evaluation : Assess the patient's medical history, including any comorbidities or previous surgeries, and conduct a physical examination to evaluate the condition of the affected limb.

  • Imaging Studies : Obtain preoperative imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI to assess the extent of the fracture or injury to the distal humerus.

  • Surgical Planning : Review the imaging studies to determine the optimal surgical approach, plate size, and screw placement based on the fracture pattern and patient anatomy.

  • Informed Consent : Discuss the surgical procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes with the patient, ensuring informed consent is obtained.

  • Preoperative Instructions : Provide the patient with detailed preoperative instructions, including fasting guidelines, medication management, and any specific preparations required before surgery.

  • Medication Review : Review the patient's current medications and make any necessary adjustments, especially regarding anticoagulants or other medications that may affect surgical outcomes.
  • Anesthesia : Administer appropriate anesthesia, which may include general anesthesia or regional anesthesia depending on the patient's condition and surgeon preference.

  • Patient Positioning : Position the patient appropriately on the operating table, ensuring access to the affected limb and optimal exposure of the surgical site.

  • Incision : Make an incision over the distal humerus according to the planned approach, ensuring adequate exposure of the fracture site while minimizing soft tissue damage.

  • Fracture Reduction : Reduce the fracture fragments anatomically using manual manipulation or traction techniques under fluoroscopic guidance.

  • Plate Placement : Select the appropriate size of the 2.7 / 3.5 Extended Medial Distal Humerus Plate (VALP) and secure it to the bone using screws placed through the plate's screw holes.

  • Screw Fixation : Insert screws through the plate and into the bone to achieve stable fixation of the fracture fragments and ensure proper alignment.

  • Postoperative Monitoring : Transfer the patient to the recovery area for close monitoring of vital signs and neurological status.

  • Pain Management : Administer appropriate pain medications to keep the patient comfortable and manage postoperative pain.

  • Rehabilitation : Initiate a rehabilitation program as appropriate, including gentle range of motion exercises and physical therapy to promote recovery and restore function.

  • Follow-up : Schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the patient's progress, assess healing, and adjust the treatment plan as necessary.

  • Activity Restrictions : Provide instructions regarding activity restrictions and weight-bearing status based on the specific surgical procedure and the patient's individual needs.

  • Complications Monitoring : Educate the patient about potential complications such as infection, implant failure, or nerve injury, and instruct them to seek medical attention if they experience any concerning symptoms.