The new AxSOS and VariAx locking plate systems are designed to provide next generation solutions to the challenges by providing a variety of precontoured plates and straight plates. VariAx also gives surgeons the flexibility to choose the angulation of locking screws.

Stryker’s new VariAx Locked plating systems feature more options than other systems, allowing surgeons to provide a more customized solution through a wider range of real-time choices in the operating room. Stryker’s AxSOS Extremity plating system features locking fixation where the surgeon needs it, to allow for greater confidence in fracture fixation and better patient fit.

By using these plating solutions with Stryker’s Asnis Micro Cannulated Screw system, the company offers multiple plating solutions for bone fractures of the hand, distal radius, elbow, foot and fibula.

Lisa Thompson, vice president of global promotional marketing ofTrauma and Extremities business at Stryker, said: “Both surgeons and patients can benefit from fracture fixation solutions that can be customized, which can enhance operating room efficiency and may result in better clinical outcomes. Our new plating systems expand the surgeon’s options in the key areas of implant size, fixation and strength, allowing the surgeon to have increased confidence in achieving the best clinical outcome for their patients.

“We’ve seen incredible success with our nailing systems, like Gamma and Hoffman. We are focused on reinforcing our plating business a business we’ve been in a long time and to offer surgeons more options for bone fracture repair than they’ve ever had.”