Cuttable Malleable Locking Plates
Vi Cuttable Malleable Locking Plates come into their own when pronounced contouring is necessary. They are well suited to situations where bone thickness or bone quality makes application of more conventional implants challenging, such as with many more complicated pelvic fractures as well as situations where mono-cortical application is
desireable. As locking implants, intimate bone contact, though desirable, is
The low profile makes these implants useful for craniomaxillofacial surgery and for other areas with limited soft tissue coverage. Manufactured from stainless steel grade 316LVM, they are stiffer than titanium implants of similar dimensions, but are still cuttable with standard implant cutters offering good versatility.
Use should ideally be reserved for when low load applications or when load sharing is possible between these and other implants such as with double plating techniques or when load sharing is possible with the bone.
Use to span large defects is not recommended.