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ASYM® Plates
When plating fractures in the proximal or distal third of a bone, unless the surgeon resorts to either using a shorter plate than desirable or modifying the plate to remove holes at one end, standard ‘off-the-shelf ’ compression plates can be impossible to apply whilst maintaining the gap between the two sets of screw holes over the fracture line.This is because these plates are essentially symmetrical.
Plate modification to remove holes is time consuming, wasteful and without the right equipment and attention to detail, can leave a sharp or rough end that can hold bacteria and irritate soft tissues or leave contaminants on the plate surface.
ASYM® Plates offer a simple ‘off-the shelf ’ solution to this familiar problem and are available in the same standard thicknesses and widths as standard compression plates, but with an asymmetric hole arrangement that makes them significantly more suitable for these fractures.
The shorter side of ASYM® Plates carry either three or four round holes.
Round holes have some benefits.They can be packed closer together than compression slots – this helps the surgeon to maximise screw count in the smaller fragment and makes ASYM® Plates more adaptable to fragment length. Round holes are also intrinsically more stable than compression slots and where space is at a premium, this may make all the difference between success and failure.
The longer side carries regular compression holes in standard spacing permit compression as normal.ASYM® Plates are priced to match the equivalent length of compression plate
There are 70 plates in the ASYM® range, which covers 2.0mm, 2.4mm 2.7mm, 3.5mm, and 3.5mm broad sizes.
2.4mm ASYM® Plates
 2.0mm ASYM® Plates
Scaled plate profiles on page 262.
2.7mm ASYM® Plates
of to
CODE ASYM240304052 ASYM240305059 ASYM240306066 ASYM240307073 ASYM240406073 ASYM240308080 ASYM240407080 ASYM240309087 ASYM240408087 ASYM240310094 ASYM240409094 ASYM240311101 ASYM240410101
No of Holes 4/3
5/3
6/3
7/3 6/4 8/3 7/4 9/3 8/4 10/3 9/4 11/3 10/4
Length in mm 52
59
66
73 73 80 80 87 87 94 94 101 101
Scaled plate profiles on page 263.
2.4MM ASYM® PLATES
  2.0MM ASYM®
CODE ASYM20030437 ASYM20030542 ASYM20030647 ASYM20030752 ASYM20040652 ASYM20030857 ASYM20040757 ASYM20030962 ASYM20040862 ASYM20031067 ASYM20040967 ASYM20031172 ASYM20041072
No of. Holes 4/3
5/3
6/3
7/3 6/4 8/3 7/4 9/3 8/4 10/3 9/4 11/3 10/4
Length in mm 37
42
47
52 52 57 57 62 62 67 67 72 72
Scaled plate profiles on page 264.
2.7MM ASYM® PLATES
60
CODE ASYM270304060 ASYM270305068 ASYM270306076 ASYM270406076 ASYM270307084 ASYM270407084 ASYM270308092 ASYM270408092 ASYM270309100 ASYM270409100 ASYM270310108 ASYM270410108 ASYM270311118 ASYM270411118
No. of Holes
4/3 60 5/3 68 6/3 76 6/4 76 7/3 84 7/4 84 8/3 92 8/4 92 9/3 100 9/4 100 10/3 108 10/4 108 11/3 118 11/4 118
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