A large resection poses challenges that can be precisely handled with a Individual Patient Solution, but these tools are not available at a moment's notice.
In 2002, KLS Martin introduced the concept of smart-shaped mandibular plates to maintain strength and decrease operating room time requirements for contouring. The ThreadLock TS SmartPlates and Smart cutting measurement instrument for the fibula include these benefits and more.
- Less time required to make bends that are fairly standard in an average mandible
- Maintains strength - less bending, and therefore less strength loss compared to flat plates
- Improved precision - Matches a series of standard fibula cuts, increasing the precision of the reconstruction in a resected mandible
The KLS Martin SmartPlates come in 3 thicknesses: 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm. Each plate is matched to the guide for cases in which a fibula will be used to reconstruct the mandible.
The information presented on this page is intended to demonstrate a KLS Martin® LP product. Please refer to package insert for the full list of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and sterilization information. Always refer to the package insert before using any KLS Martin® L.P. product. Surgeons must always rely on their own clinical judgment when deciding which products and techniques to use with their patients.
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