• Distal Fibula Fracture

    The fibula is the smaller of the two bones between the knee and ankle. It is lateral to the larger “shin” bone, also known as the tibia. The lateral malleolus is the distal most aspect of the fibula and can be

  • A single plate with multiple screws are commonly utilized for lateral malleolar fractures. Some of the basic principles of fracture fixation are as follows:

    fractures should be reduced to restore anatomic

  • There are a few different options when deciding how to operatively manage a lateral malleolar fracture. The modality most commonly utilized by orthopaedic surgeons is applying an anatomic distal fibula plate.

  • The DePuy Synthes LCP® Distal Fibular Plate System offers both titanium and stainless steel plate options. These plates are pre-contoured to be placed laterally or posterolaterally, depending on the type of

  • The Stryker VariAx® Distal Fibula Locking Plate System offers multiple types of titanium plates intended to treat any type of distal fibular fracture. The company’s polyaxial locking mechanism allows surgeons to

  • The Zimmer Biomet A.L.P.S.® Fibula Plating System offers a distal fibular plate that combines the dense strength of titanium with a low profile manufacturing design to provide maximal stability with minimal

  • Hand Fractures

    Fractures of the hand and fingers are among the most commonly reported injuries experienced among the general population. Broken hands, dislocated fingers, tendon lacerations, and nailbed injuries are some of the

  • Open reduction internal fixation is performed in the operating room through an incision with dissection to expose the fractured bone. The surgeon will utilize clamps and wires in order to obtain a reduction of

  • Plates and screws are commonly utilized for fracture fixation in long bones and some short tubular bones of the hands and feet. Some of the basic principles of fracture fixation are as follows:


  • The modular hand system by DePuy Synthes offers low profile, pre-contoured plates that are available in stainless steel and titanium. Like other systems, these plates are small enough to be manipulated within the

  • The A.L.P.S® Hand Fracture System by Zimmer Biomet offers titanium plate metallurgy with multi planar screw placement technology. The plates come in various shapes and sizes and may be bent in the operating zoom

  • The VariAx© Hand Plating System offered by Stryker offers a wide variety of variable angled locking and non-locking plate options to treat the various types of hand fractures encountered. Since these plates are

  • Humerus Fracture

    Humerus fractures vary in morphology and location which dictate treatment necessary. There are many humeral shaft fractures and proximal humerus fractures that can heal without the need for surgery. After 6-8

  • The procedure most commonly performed for humerus fractures is open reduction internal fixation. This type of fixation includes utilizing plates and screws to approximate the broken bones together so the body can

  • There have been considerable advances in the treatment of distal humerus fractures that allow for better outcomes. The widespread use of computed tomography helps surgeons preoperatively plan the method of

  • Depuy Synthes offers their variable angled locked compression plating (VA-LCP) system which offers three main double-plating configurations: perpendicular, perpendicular with lateral support, and parallel. These

  • The Zimmer Biomet A.L.P.S® elbow fracture plating system for the treatment of distal humerus fractures and injuries around the elbow. Their plates and screws are low profile, or thinner than the average plate,

  • Given the technical difficulty of fixing elbow fractures and the resultant poor bone quality of these fractures, Stryker released their VariAx 2® elbow locking plate system. Their distal humerus titanium alloy

  • As one of the leaders in the orthopaedic implant reconstructive surgery, Zimmer Biomet offers a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for individuals who have very selective areas of osteoarthritis in the knee,

  • Melasma

    Melasma is a condition that results from hyper functioning melanocytes in the skin. After exposure to sun, patients may develop an exaggerated darkening of particular patches of skin faster than others. It

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