The Contours VPS®-3 (Volar Plating System) is an anatomically contoured, delta-shaped plate intended for volar applications to the distal radius. The benefits to utilizing a volar approach for fixation of distal radius fractures and osteotomies are that the dorsal tissues are preserved and it may reduce the chances of tendon ruptures occurring.
The Orthofix Contours VPS-3 Plate features an angled head with two rows of holes for placement of screws distally on the radius to secure bone fragments and provide stabilization. If a bone graft is required, access to the site is made possible by the triangular opening in the plate that spans from the plate head to the distal portion of the shaft. The shaft of the plate is placed proximally on the distal radius and offers a variety of K-wire and screw placement options for secure fixation to the external surface of the bone. The device provides the stabilization and fixation necessary in the treatment of distal radius fractures and osteotomies to allow early functional use of the hand.
Features & Benefits
The Contours VPS offers contoured plates precisely designed to fit variable surfaces, based on open anatomical dissection and extensive cadaveric studies at the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection. With the Contours VPS, the fixed angle locking screws allow maximum purchase in subchondral bone while minimizing tissue irritation.
The new, third-generation Contours VPS-3 enhancements are numerous and include:
An extensive selection of plate widths and lengths designed to fit the anatomy encountered in the operating room
Metaphyseal locking screws (optional) when additional plate fixation within this region is desired