The Stabilis Ankle Arthrodesis Plating System advances ankle fusion surgery through reproducible joint preparation and anatomic construct rigidity. The Tornier Stabilis Ankle Arthrodesis Plating System offers:
Headless screws that allow good plate to bone interface and locking sheaths to provide the fixed angle rigidity required for a solid fusion.
Without the conventional locking threaded-head screws, CoverLoc screws still allow the plate to be pulled to the bone minimizing plate standoff and strengthening the overall construct, promoting better fusion.
The CoverLoc sheaths are locked to the plate and prevent screw back-out. The sheath’s smooth surface reduces the possible soft tissue irritation sometimes caused by screw heads.
The CoverLoc sheaths rigidly hold the screw angles, creating a locking mechanism without threaded-head screws.
The screw paths are designed to avoid the joint lines. The screws are at divergent angles to prevent motion and enhance fusion. Once the joint is compressed with the Joint Compressors, the plate holds the full construct in place and promotes joint fusion.
The Stabilis Ankle Arthrodesis Plating System is intended for arthrodesis of the ankle joint and distal tibia, fractures, osteotomies, and fusions of small bones including the foot and ankle. Prior to using any Tornier device, please review the instructions for use and surgical technique for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events, and directions for use.
Ankle Arthrodesis Using Anatomically Contoured Anterior Plate
Changan Guo, M.D.; Zuoqin Yan, M.D.; William R. Barfield, M.D.; Langdon A. Hartsock, M.D.
Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 31, No. 6/June 2010
Anterior Plate Supplementation Increases Ankle Arthrodesis Construct Rigidity
Ivan S. Tarkin, M.D.; Matthew A. Mormino, M.D.; Michael P. Clare, M.D.; Hani Haider, Ph.D.; Arthur K. Walling, M.D.; Roy W. Sanders, M.D. Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 28, No. 2/February 2007
Rigidity Comparison of Locking Plate and Intramedullary Fixation for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis
Patrick J. O’Neill, M.D.; Kevin J. Logel, M.D.; Brent G. Parks, MSc; Lew C. Schon, M.D.
Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 29, No. 6/June 2008
Ankle arthrodesis using an anterior AO T plate
R. Rowan, K. J. Davey From Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand.
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 81-B, No. 1, January 1999
Blade Plate Compared with Locking Plate for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis: A Cadaver Study
Marc D. Chodos, M.D.; Brent G. Parks, M.Sc.; Lew C. Schon, M.D.; Gregory P. Guyton, M.D.; John T. Campbell, M.D.
Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 29, No. 2/February 2008
The Modified Use of a Proximal Humeral Locking Plate for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis
Jamal Ahmad, M.D.; Aidin Eslam Pour, M.D.; Steven M. Raikin, M.D. Philadelphia, PA
Foot & Ankle International/Vol. 28, No. 9/September 2007
Arthrodesis of the Ankle with Lateral Plating
W. Grant Braly, MD, Maj. James K Baker, MD, USAF, MC, Hugh S Tullos, MD, Houston, TX and Biloxi,
MS (Foot & Ankle International / Vol. 15, No. 12 . December 1994)