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Posted on Sep 26, 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Since its inception, Paragon 28 has obsessed over every aspect of foot and ankle surgery. Committed to creating tailored solutions to improve surgical outcomes, Paragon 28 has launched innovative products and instrumentation that help to streamline procedures, allow surgeons flexibility in technique and approach and facilitate reproducible results that benefit both the surgeon and patient.

The addition of Posterior Plates to the Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Plating System further expands Paragon 28’s robust foot and ankle specific portfolio.  The Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Plating System now offers surgeons 44 total plates in seven families to address distal fractures of the fibula and tibia.  The Posterior Plates are offered across four families and provide surgeons 20 unique options to address fractures of the tibia and fibula from a posterior approach.

Paragon 28 Gorilla® Ankle Plating System – Posterior Plates

Posterolateral Fibula Plate

  • Narrower in design than the anatomic and straight fibular plates to allow for better fit when placed on the posterior and posterolateral surfaces of the fibula
  • Distal screw configuration is oriented to avoid anatomic structures when used with a lateral or posterior incision
  • Can also be used as an anti-glide plate in order to buttress the distal fragment from shifting proximally

Posterolateral Tibia Plate

  • Contoured to match the anatomy of the posterior tibia
  • The two most distal screw holes are angled superiorly to avoid the concave surface of the tibia
  • Lateral plate placement helps avoid Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) tendon

Posteromedial Tibia Plate

  • Designed for a posterior pilon variant fracture
  • Contoured to match the anatomy of the posterior tibia

Trimalleolar Fracture Plate

  • Designed for the posterior malleolar fracture of a trimalleolar fracture
  • Plate has a slight concavity to minimize the need for interoperative bending to match the posterior tibia
  • Plate is designed to prevent superior translation of the fracture fragment, as an anti-glide concept

Paragon 28 is grateful for the significant contributions Dr. Christopher Zingas, MD, Dr. John Kwon, MD and Dr. Michael Houghton, MD made as the surgeon designers of this system.

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