ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its inception, Paragon 28 has obsessed over every aspect of foot and ankle surgery. Committed to creating tailored solutions to improve surgical outcomes, Paragon 28 has launched innovative products and instrumentation that help to streamline procedures, allow surgeons flexibility in technique and approach and facilitate reproducible results benefitting both the surgeon and patient.
Today Paragon 28 increases its robust foot and ankle specific portfolio even further with the addition of Hook Plates to the Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Plating System. The Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Plating System now offers surgeons 52 total plates in ten families. The Hook Plates are offered across three families and provide surgeons eight unique options to address fractures of the tibia and fibula with a hook plate design.
Paragon 28 Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Plating System – Hook Plates
- All plates are 1.5mm thick and have a proximal and distal taper to assist in percutaneous insertion
- All plates have chamfered edges to minimize soft tissue irritation
- All plates accept 2.7, 3.5, and 4.2 mm locking and non-locking polyaxial screws
Straight Fibular Hook Plates
- Available in 5 and 6 hole configurations
- Hooks optimized to address comminuted lateral malleolus or avulsion fragments
Anatomic Fibular Hook Plates
- Available in 5 and 6 hole right and left side specific configurations
- Distal screw cluster allows for an interfrag screw to be placed through the hooks to provide support and additional fixation to distal fragment of the lateral malleolus
Medial Malleolus Hook Plates
- Available in 2 and 4 hole plate configurations
- Intended for fixation of comminuted or small fractures of the medial malleolus that may not be conducive to lag screw fixation
Case Specific Instrumentation
- Single and Double Hook Plate Tamps
- May be used to assist in initial plate placement, biasing of the plate (Single Plate Tamp), and seating of hook into distal aspect of fragment
- Hook Screw Drill Guide
- May be used with the Anatomic Fibular Hook Plates to aid in centering a screw between the hooks and distal plate screws
- Placement of this screw through the hooks is intended to prevent distal fragment rotation and provide additional stability to the construct
Paragon 28 is grateful for the significant contributions Dr. Christopher Zingas, MD, Dr. John Kwon, MD and Dr. Michael Houghton, MD made as the surgeon designers of this system.
CONTACT: Jim Edson, Director of Product Management and Marketing, [email protected]
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