articular and extra-articular, metaphysial and epiphysial comminuted fractures of proximal tibia and fractures extanding to the tibia shaft;
malunions and non-unions of the bone.
Wide size range of locking plates enables proper plate selection.Locking plate contouring is not recommended due to possiblity of threaded holes damaging.Bottom surface of the plate does not have to contact with the bone if locking screws are used. There is no necessity of accurate pla-tes contouring. Advanced shaped plates do not require additional bending in most cases.If the plate bending is necessary, remember to not deform threaded holes excessively. It is essential to ensure that the desired sha-pe of the implant is reached in as few bends as possible because titanium hardness increases and ductility (bendability) decreases. Excessive bending can lead to postoperative fracture of the plate. Due to potential risk for postoperative implant breakage, extremely acute angles together with small bending radii must be avoided. If Implant damage (indentations, elongated screw holes, etc.) occur, plate is to be exchanged for new one, more carefully bent one. If the plate bending is required:• perform it between locking holes;• do not bend the plate more than 20° – 25°;• do not bend the plate back and forth;• before bending, insert the locking screws in the bending area, that decreases the threaded holes deformation degree.II.1. INDICATIONS7.0 locking plate system is designed to stabilize the fracture of various long bones such as:• femoral bone,•