Guided Growth Plate Systems consist of different sizes of eight-Plate and quad-Plate designed to accept cannulated or solid screws available in a variety of sizes. Plates and screws are available in sterile or non-sterile configuration. The device is designed for the gradual correction of pediatric congenital as well as acquired bone deformities in the lower extremities, provided that the physis (growth plates) are not fused. The plates feature a contoured waist and low profile for pediatric usage.
There is a center hole in the plates for a temporary guide pin to be implanted to aid application and removal of the plate. The plates are fixed to the bone over the growth plate by screws. These screws are not locked to the plate, but rather are allowed to swivel and diverge in their position as bone growth occurs. The implant acts like a flexible hinge, permitting growth at the growth plate to gradually straighten the limb.
Benefits to Surgeon
- Simple outpatient procedure with no cast required
- Contoured plate bends for anatomic fit
- Central pilot hole for accurate placement over the physis
- Diverging screws function like a hinge to gently guide natural growth
- Fully threaded cannulated screws designed to resist pull out forces and allow easy removal after treatment
Benefits to Patient
- Minimally invasive and avoids cutting the bone
- No cast required
- Immediate weight bearing
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