Cuttable Reconstruction Plates
VI now offers a comprehensive range of Cuttable Plates. They are available either as a standard strip of round holes or as a version with notches between the holes for easy contouring. These are described as Cuttable Malleable or Cuttable Reconstruction Plates.
Using Standard Wire Cutters 001236, 001237, 001228 or 001230 a strip with the desired number of holes can be cut from the length. With care the plate can be cut between holes, although it is easier to cut across a hole. Cuttable Plates may be stacked to double the strength along all or part of the construct.
Plates are available in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.4, 2.7 and 3.5mm. Hole spacing is smaller than the equivalent DCP which may be useful where bone fragments are small. The smaller sizes are particularly useful in the repair of metacarpals and metatarsals. The Malleable Plates may be twisted and bent using Parallel Action Pliers (001290) and/ or Wire Contouring Pliers (001245).
The VI range of Cuttable 1.0mm Plates gives flexibility for new management options for a number of different fracture scenarios. All of our Cuttable Plates have round holes.The range is suited to fractures of the small bones of the pes and manus, such as the metacarpal bones, as well as other fine bones such as the ulna and fibula. They should also find a home in the management of long bone fractures on very small animals as well as jaw and pelvic repairs where space is at a premium. 1.0mm Cuttable Plate with Spaces to give the surgeon additional options. Versions are available with either 3mm or 4mm hole spacing.
Use the dedicated Compound Action Implant Cutters (001230) to cut plates