Medartis announced that the company will introduce its new Radial Head Plates at American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) annual meeting 2009.
Radial Head Plates which will be released in September 2009 uses the variable angle locking technology. Meartis hosts a workshop Innovative Fixation for Fractures of the Radial Head to create an exposure for surgeons to work with the new product. Surgeons across the country participates in the Mediatris workshop on September 4.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. William B. Geissler, Professor and Fellowship Director, Hand Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi and Dr. A. Lee Osterman, Professor, Hand Surgery, Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. William Geissler said, “The new Medartis radial head and neck variable angle locking plates are very low profile compared to previous plates which decreases soft tissue irritation with forearm rotation. In addition, multiple screws are able to be placed in the head for the excellent stability of the fracture and be directly where it is required in comminuted fracture patterns. The distal cage pattern allows for 4 screws to be placed in the radial shaft for distal stability though a relatively short plate to help limit risk of injury to the posterior interosseous.”