Variable Angle Distal Radius Volar Plate

Volar Distal Radius Plate

2.4/2.7 mm variable angle rim

  • Patient Evaluation : The surgeon conducts a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's medical history, wrist condition, and any previous surgeries.

  • Imaging : X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging studies are performed to assess the extent and nature of the distal radius fracture.

  • Surgical Planning : Based on imaging results, the surgeon plans the procedure, including the selection of the appropriate plate size (2.4mm), length, and the anticipated angle of fixation using the variable angle feature.

  • Informed Consent : The surgeon discusses the procedure, potential risks, and benefits with the patient, obtaining informed consent.

  • Anesthesia : Anesthesia options (local, regional, or general) are discussed with the patient and administered as per the patient's and surgeon's preferences.
  • Patient Positioning : The patient is positioned on the operating table with the affected wrist accessible and exposed.

  • Incision : A sterile field is established, and a carefully planned incision is made over the distal radius. The incision's length and location are determined by the fracture pattern and the chosen plate size.

  • Fracture Reduction : The surgeon carefully manipulates and reduces the fractured bone fragments, ensuring proper alignment.

  • Plate Placement : The "Volar Distal Radius Rim Plate (Variable Angle 2.4/2.7 mm)" is positioned over the fracture site, and screws are inserted through the plate's screw holes to secure it in place. The variable angle feature allows for fine-tuned placement.

  • Variable Angle Fixation : Utilizing the variable angle feature of the plate, the surgeon adjusts the angle of fixation as needed to achieve optimal alignment and stability.

  • Wound Closure : The incision is meticulously closed using sutures or staples, ensuring a clean and infection-free wound closure.

  • Dressing and Immobilization : A sterile dressing is applied, and a splint or cast may be placed to immobilize the wrist and provide support during the initial healing phase.
  • Recovery Room : The patient is monitored in the recovery room to ensure stable vital signs and absence of immediate post-operative complications.

  • Pain Management : Pain management protocols are initiated as needed to keep the patient comfortable.

  • Physical Therapy : Depending on the surgeon's recommendations, physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises may be initiated to promote wrist mobility and strength.

  • Follow-Up Appointments : The patient is scheduled for follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor the healing process, remove sutures or staples, and assess overall recovery.

  • X-ray Monitoring : Regular X-rays are taken to evaluate bone healing and the position of the implant.

  • Return to Normal Activity : The timeline for returning to normal activities varies depending on the individual patient's healing process and the surgeon's guidance.