The 5MS® Bunionette Plate is specifically designed for use in treating 5th metatarsal diaphyseal osteotomies.
It is a low-profile plate that is designed to provide strong fixation of midshaft osteotomies.
- 2.4/2.7mm Locking & Non-Locking Screws
- Distal holes disposed toward the plantar aspect
- Available in 5-Hole Right and Left and 4-Hole (non-right-left-specific) options
- Offers rotational control for these osteotomies, which often displace with only lag screws
A lateral incision is carried out over the 5th metatarsal to expose the shaft of the joint. Resect the bony lateral protuberance and any bone spurs. Preserve as much articular head surface as possible during resection. Perform an osteotomy of choice and gain correction of the bone alignment. Place any stand-alone bone screws, such as the CoLag® Screws, prior to Plate buttressing. After Screw fixation, confirm radiographic correction of the deformity.
Using Plate Trials, select a 4-Hole or 5-Hole, Right or Left Plate. Olive Wires may be used to hold the Plate in place during evaluation. The solid midsection of the Plate should span the osteotomy. Place the Plate on the bone and use Olive Wires to secure.
Proceed to drill, size and place the appropriate Screws. It is recommended that the first 2 Screws be non-locking to ensure flush Plate-to-bone placement. These Screws should be placed on each side of the osteotomy site.
Bunionette Plate w/ CoLag Screw
Bunionette Plate w/ I.B.S. Screw
Sterile 5MS® Plate Screws