- Mandible plates 2.0
- Locking plates 2.0
- (Locking) reconstruction plates
- Dynamic compression plates
- Universal fracture plates
Plate names are commonly given together with a number (eg, locking plate 2.0) which indicates the diameter of screws to be used with the plate.
Note that there are different names internationally in use for the same plate. For example, with regard to the screw diameter, the number representing the screw diameter can either follow the plate name, eg, locking plate 2.0 or precede it, eg,2.0 locking plate. The latter is used throughout AO Surgery Reference.
Mandible plates 2.0
The term “miniplate” is a generic term and refers to all plates used in CMF surgery with a plate thickness of 1.3 mm or less. Therefore, small and medium profile locking plates 2.0 and mandible plates 2.0 are considered miniplates. Mandibular miniplates are designed to be used with monocortical screws. Bicortical screws maybe used for additional stability in some cases (with plate thickness being the limiting factor).
Locking plates 2.0
Locking plates 2.0 available are:
- Small profile locking plate 2.0
- Medium profile locking plate 2.0
- Large profile locking plate 2.0
- Extra-large profile locking plate 2.0
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These illustrations show typical medium profile locking plates 2.0.
Dynamic compression plates 2.4
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Universal fracture plate 2.4
Locking reconstruction plates 2.4
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