Radial Head Plates (Neck)

Radial Head Plates

Neck 2.4 mm

  • Patient Assessment : Review medical history, allergies, medications, and overall health status.Perform imaging (X-rays, CT scans) to assess fracture pattern and severity.

  • Surgical Planning : Consult with the orthopedic surgeon to determine surgical approach, plate size, and screw placement.

  • Informed Consent : Explain the procedure, potential risks, benefits, and alternatives to the patient. Obtain signed consent.

  • Preoperative Tests : Conduct necessary blood tests, ECG, and other relevant tests to ensure the patient's fitness for surgery.

  • Skin Preparation : Instruct the patient to shower with an antibacterial soap the night before or the morning of surgery.

  • Fasting and Medication : Advise the patient on fasting from midnight before surgery. Instruct which medications to take with a sip of water.

  • Clothing and Personal Items : Recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing and removing jewelry or piercings.

  • Transport and Support : Arrange transportation and encourage the patient to have a support person accompany them.
  • Anesthesia : Administer anesthesia as discussed with the anesthesia team.

  • Incision and Exposure : Make an incision to access the fractured proximal radius head and neck area.

  • Fracture Reduction : Carefully align and reduce the fracture to restore proper bone alignment.

  • Plate Placement : Select and position the appropriate Proximal Radius Plate. Secure it to the bone using screws.

  • Screw Fixation : Insert locking and non-locking screws through the plate to stabilize the fracture.

  • Closure : Close the incision using sutures or staples and apply sterile dressings.
  • Recovery Room : Monitor the patient's vital signs and awakening from anesthesia.

  • Pain Management : Administer pain relief medication as necessary and monitor pain levels.

  • Immobilization : Apply a cast, splint, or sling, as prescribed by the surgeon, to protect the treated area.

  • Follow-Up Care : Schedule follow-up appointments for wound checks and X-rays to monitor healing progress.

  • Physical Therapy : Begin a customized rehabilitation program to regain strength, mobility, and function.

  • Medication and Instructions : Prescribe antibiotics, pain medication, and provide detailed post-operative care instructions.

  • Activity Gradual Increase : Advise the patient on gradually resuming daily activities under the guidance of the medical team.

  • Complications and Concerns : Instruct the patient to report any signs of infection, excessive pain, or complications promptly.

  • Full Recovery : Provide estimated recovery timeline and schedule additional appointments as needed.