Developed specifically for traumatologists, the long bone specific system features variety of mini, flat plates and screw sizes, which will address both fracture reduction and short-term fixation, while the final and load-bearing repair is being completed.

Smith & Nephew endoscopy, trauma and extremities president Brad Cannon said that simply put the right tools and make job easier.

"With our new EVOS MINI Plating System, surgeons now have a robust, small plating system designed specifically for the challenging size and shape of long bones," Cannon added.

Each Evos Mini Plating System comprises three different color-coded and size modules, which offer a variety of up to eight low-profile plate geometries.

The system also provides the instrumentation for implementing the corresponding low-profile screw options for cortical, cancellous and osteopenic bone, along with the plates.

With sizes up to 80mm, the system’s screws offer variable-angle locking technology, which helps in the placement of a locking screw up to 15-degrees off-axis.

Image: Smith & Nephew factory from the A63, Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK. Photo: courtesy of Mtaylor848.