3.5 mm LCP® Distal

Tibia T-Plate

3.5 mm LCP® Distal Tibia T-Plates are part of the DePuy Synthes locking compression plate (LCP) system.

3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plate HERO

Features & Benefits

  • The 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plates are part of the DePuy Synthes LCP System that merges locking screw technology with conventional plating techniques.

    The plates are available in stainless steel and long plates feature a limited-contact shaft profile. The Combi holes allow fixation with locking screws in the threaded section for angular stability, and cortex screws in the dynamic compression unit (DCU) section for compression. The fixed-angle construct provides advantages for small distal metadiaphyseal segments where traditional screw fixation may be limited. This design provides angular stability similar to a blade plate while maintaining ease of insertion.

    The 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plate construct features four locking, rafting screws parallel to the joint surface along with locking, strut screw options providing additional support in the distal region of the tibia. The plate accepts 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm cortex screws, 3.5 mm locking screws and 4.0 mm cancellous bone screws.

     

  • Long plate features:

    • Anatomically shaped
    • Two elongated holes for positioning
    • 3.6 mm shaft thickness tapers to 2.4 mm distally
    • 4.5 mm narrow shaft width
    • Four locking rafting screws in distal portion
    • Two locking strut screws (38mm maximum length)
    • Head holes accept 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm cortex screws and 3.5 mm locking screws
    • Shaft holes accept 3.5 mm locking, 3.5 mm cortex and 4.0 mm cancellous bone screws
    • Available with 8, 12 or 16 shaft holes
  • Short plate features:

    • Anatomically shaped
    • One elongated hole for positioning
    • 1.5 mm thickness
    • 4.5 mm narrow shaft width
    • Four locking rafting screws in distal portion
    • One locking strut screw (38mm maximum length)
    • Head holes accept 2.7 mm and 3.5 mm cortex screws and 3.5 mm locking screws
    • Shaft holes accept 3.5 mm locking, 3.5 mm cortex and 4.0 mm cancellous bone screws
    • Available with 3 or 5 shaft holes

Supporting Documentation

Resources

3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plate Inventory Control Form

 

 

DePuy Synthes Foot & Ankle Product Portfolio Brochure

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Indication Statement

The DePuy Synthes 3.5 mm LCP Distal Tibia T-Plates are indicated for fixation of fractures, osteotomies, and nonunions of the distal tibia, especially in osteopenic bone. The posterior lateral approach is preferred. It is particularly useful in achieving stable fixation of a short distal tibial articular segment where other approaches may be compromised due to soft tissue concerns (traumatic wounds, muscle flap coverage or tenuous skin). It is also a useful fixation option when concomitant posterior bone grafting is required. The indications include fractures with articular involvement; however, these fractures need to be addressed with the principles of articular fracture surgery prior to plate application.

114185-190514 DSUS