Chest Wall Plating System
indications for use
The ACUTE Innovations® RibLoc® U Plus Chest Wall Plating System is intended to stabilize and provide fixation for fractures, fusions, and osteotomies of the ribs, and for reconstructions of the chest wall.
Features & Benefits
Custom Fit to the Rib
The RibLoc U Plus plate was designed to be customizable to the individual patient. The plates range in length from 50mm-215mm, which allows the surgeon to address a broad range of fracture patterns.
The advanced design of the plate offers a compressible U-clip for a perfect fit to a broad range of rib thicknesses (6mm-14mm).
U plus placement on rib
The U-shape design of the U Plus plate aids in consistent and straight-forward placement through the thickest portion of the rib while avoiding the neurovascular bundle.2
anterior and posterior locking
The RibLoc U Plus system offers U-shaped plates for rib fixation as well as a straight plate to stabilize sternum fractures.
The U-shaped plates are available in 55mm, 75mm, 115mm, and 215mm. The straight plate has a length of 126mm.
All plates have been designed to work with existing RibLoc U Plus and U Plus Instrumentation.
Sternum Fracture Fixation
U Plus was designed to make installation straight-forward
The 2.7mm dual-threaded screws are provided in lengths from 6mm to 14mm in 2mm increments and are color-coded for accurate and efficient installation.
The Primary Guides aid in fracture reduction once compressed onto the rib. This innovative instrument indicates the correct screw and has a built in drill guide and stop.
The Intermediate Gauge act as a clamp for securing segmental fractures, maintaining fracture reduction, as well as a sizing tool for intermediate screw placement.
The two-sided Hand Bender is specifically designed to contour the U Plus plate to match the curvature of the rib. The teardrop features (1) are used for in-plane bending. The unique design allows for bending the plate without deforming the screw holes, as well as an angle approach to bend the plates in-situ. The roller features (2) are used for out-of-plane bending.
The Joystick Benders can be used to apply a twist or out-of-plane bend to the plate.
They can be used in situ and can also be useful in holding and manipulating the plate during installation.
The Rib Forceps are designed specifically to maintain proper plate placement on the bone as well as assist with fracture reduction.
U Plus 90 adds power for efficiency
U plus 90 primary guides
The U Plus 90 low-profile Primary Guides compress the plate to the rib while aiding in fracture reduction through minimally invasive procedures. This innovative guide provides straight-forward color-coded measurements for screw length.
u plus 90 ratchets
The 90 Degree Ratchets are designed to tighten screws with little force in hard to access locations.
u plus chest wall plating system
- U-clips compress to match the rib thickness
- Plates address diverse fracture patterns
- Custom bending instrumentation
- Multi-purpose instrumentation
U PLUS 90 INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM
- Subscapular access as high as the second rib4
- Power for installation
- Torque Limits
- LED light improves visibility