Plate slot to hold an insert for either a cortical screw or suture fixation.
Two flaps for screws from anterior to posterior to increase stability.
Dimples on plate surface – plate can be easily held in position with pointed forceps.
Drill guide blocks for superior lateral plates – rapid and easy insertion of screws in a predefined angle.
TriLockPLUS screw holes offer the advantage of compression and angular stable locking in one step.
Clavicle fractures are common injuries, accounting for up to 10% of all fractures in adults. They often result from direct impact to the shoulder. Shaft fractures are the most frequent clavicle fractures followed by lateral and medial fractures. CC joint injuries are often associated with lateral clavicle fractures.  The Medartis APTUS Clavicle System 2.8 takes this into account, providing a portfolio designed to cover a variety of fracture positions. All plates have an anatomic plate design with a low overall profile height and specific design features, such as CC suture fixation directly through the lateral superior plates.
 Boonard, M., et al., Fixation method for treatment of unstable distal clavicle fracture: systematic review and network meta-analysis. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol, 2018. 28(6): p. 1065-1078.
- Curvature determined with a database of 80 Caucasian bones
- Eight-hole plates in three different bend variations
- Dimples on plate surface
- Anatomical fit with reduced need for plate bending
- Fast anatomic fit on differently shaped bones without the need for plate bending
- Plates can be temporarily held in position without fixation
- Multidirectional angular stability of ±15° in every screw hole*
*except oblong holes
- Two flaps for screws from anterior to posterior
- Five preangled screw holes in the lateral plate end
- Plate slot to hold an insert
- Drill guide block available
- Increased pull-out strength and more options to reach fragments
- Multiple screw holes and increased pull-out strength in the lateral area for various fracture patterns
- Option to fix a suture through the plate or alternatively place a cortical screw
- Rapid and easy insertion of screws in a predefined angle
- Specific anatomical fit at the lateral end of the middle third to the beginning of the lateral third of the clavicle
- Five screw holes in the lateral plate end
- Narrow lateral plate end with reduced plate thickness
- Preangled screw hole at the medial plate end
- Possibility to position the plate laterally but away from the AC joint.
- More options for screw fixation helping to increase pull out strength in the lateral area
- Reduced risk of soft tissue irritation
- Increased stability; Facilitated access with instruments
- Symmetrical plate design based on CT data.
- Low plate profile with minimal screw head protrusion, rounded edges and a smooth surface.
- Chamfered and narrowed plate ends with preangled screw holes.
- Straightforward anatomical fit on variously shaped bones with reduced need for plate bending.
- Designed for less invasive plate placement and fixation method.