The specially designed Lateral Neck Plate is anatomically curved and scalloped to fit the midshaft metatarsal and distal metatarsal tuberosity.
Pull the fracture out to length, grasping the 5th toe, and place a standard reduction clamp across the fracture. The 5MS® Reduction Forceps may be used if the fracture pattern allows. Once the fracture is adequately reduced, pins may be placed across the fracture to gain provisional fixation.
- 2.4/2.7mm Locking and Non-Locking Screws
- 2.4/2.7mm Non-Locking for the Sliding slot
- Most distal screw aimed parallel to joint
- Available in 6 & 8 Hole lengths
Use the supplied Plate Trials for sizing. The distal aspect of the Plate should be placed just proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joint, with the trajectory of the most distal Screw approximately parallel to the joint space.
Drill, size and place the appropriate Screws as needed. It is recommended that the first 2 Screws be non-locking to ensure flush Plate-to-bone placement. The slot in the Plate is a non-compression sliding slot that allows the surgeon to shift the Plate distally or proximally to obtain optimal placement.
NOTE: Locking screw placement of the two most distal holes allows for a maximum length of 15mm for 2.4 screws and 14mm for 2.7 screws without screw interference.
Sterile 5MS® Plate Screws