Elbow Plating System
The Acumed Elbow Plating System offers multiple fixation options for fractures of the distal humerus, olecranon, and coronoid, as well as osteotomies of the olecranon.
The Acumed system was the first elbow plating system to offer precontoured, parallel distal humerus plates. Long screws in the Lateral Column Plate are designed to interdigitate with screws from the Medial Column Plate, providing a parallel construct for the stabilization of distal humerus fractures.
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The Acumed Olecranon Plates provide fixation for both fractures and osteotomies in the proximal ulna. Designed to provide an anatomic fit, the plates contour proximally and along the shaft. In addition, the screw trajectory allows screws to capture fracture fragments and avoid other screws regardless of the screw length selected.
Designed for fractures of the anteromedial facet of the coronoid, the Acumed Coronoid Plates are intended to act as a buttress to the coronoid and help counteract the tendency of the elbow to subluxate. The plate design, coupled with the instruments in the Elbow Plating System, provide multiple fixation options for a variety of fracture patterns.
Medial Column Plates
The Acumed Medial Column Plates are designed to offer fixation and compression of fractures of the distal humerus by extending down distally, or wrapping around, the medial epicondyle and extending up the condylar ridge. This fixation is maximized when the screws in the articular fragments interdigitate with the screws from the Acumed Lateral Column Plate on the lateral side.
Lateral Column Plates
The Acumed Lateral Column Plates improve upon the biomechanics of posterior plating by enabling longer screws in the articular fragments to interdigitate with the screws from the medial side. When used in conjunction with Acumed Medial Column Plates, the construct acts as a template for complex fractures of the distal humerus.
The Acumed Posterolateral Plates are specifically designed for isolated capitellar fractures and for surgeons who prefer a 90 degree-90 degree plate application. A precontoured bend in both the diaphyseal region of the plate and the lateral tip to support the anatomy, while the unique, diverging screw geometry of the distal hole cluster allows for maximized fixation at the fracture site.