Plating SystemsGorilla® Calc Slide Plate

Gorilla® Calc Slide Plate

Intraosseous Fixation Offering Five Points of Fixation in Calcaneus
Locking Hood Hole Allows for Compression Across Osteotomy and Resistance to Rotation
Locking Hood Includes Angulation Allowing Surgeon to Reproducibly Capture the Susentaculum Tali
Length and Width Minimized to Allow for Reduced Incision Length
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Gorilla Calc Slide Plate

Gorilla® Calc Slide Plate

Intraosseous Fixation Offering Five Points of Fixation in Calcaneus
Locking Hood Hole Allows for Compression Across Osteotomy and Resistance to Rotation
Locking Hood Includes Angulation Allowing Surgeon to Reproducibly Capture the Susentaculum Tali
Length and Width Minimized to Allow for Reduced Incision Length
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Gorilla® Calc Slide Plate was engineered with a streamlined surgical technique in mind. By offering supporting instrumentation that lends itself to minimize the amount of steps, we strove to design a plating system that’s as easy (or easier) to insert than cannulated screws. The hood height is less than 5 mm in order to offer versatility in osteotomy displacement distance. The footprint along the osteotomy is wide rather than long to help prevent additional dissection and soft tissue disruption, while maintaining a “straight-in” plating technique. The hood hole is threaded and allows for a locking screw to be placed across the osteotomy–helping to provide additional stability while maintaining the ability to deliver compression via Gorilla® locking screw technology.

Since this osteotomy has a tendency to fail in rotation, testing was performed to determine what would improve rotational stability. Our testing showed that a wider foot print and two proximal screws were most effective in providing rotational stability, and were thus incorporated into our plate design.

Paragon 28®’s Design Rationale
We respect that screw fixation is a good alternative for calcaneal slide osteotomy fixation. There are situations to consider where a plate may be the better option. In a child with open growth plates, a plate may be a sound alternative, as to not disrupt the growth plate. Likewise, in a patient who may struggle with post-operative pain due to screw head prominence, the Gorilla® Calc Slide Plate could be a good alternative.

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