The 4.0mm thick Universal Locking Broad Plate is a great alternative in fracture repair as well as in special applications where increased stability is required. The plate can withstand similar loads as the 3.5 mm broad AO/ASIF DCP plate when all screw holes are filled. The screw holes on the plate will also accept the 2.7 mm and 4.0 mm VID Universal Locking Screws, as well as the 3.5 mm AO/ASIF cortical or 4.0 cancellous screws. The VID Universal Locking System Plates can be applied without the need for changing drill bits or screwdrivers. The same 2.5 mm drill bit and hex screwdriver can be used for the locking and AO/ASIF screws in the same surgery. The screws can be inserted straight or in a polyaxial fashion using either end of the VID drill guide. We recommend using VID Locking and AO/ASIF cortex screws freely in the fracture repair design. The plate is arched but not notched for limited contact on the bone interface to improve strength and load requirements. Since the locking system is not as sensitive for incomplete contouring, the plate can be offset from perfect bone contact.
NOTE: Only V.I.D locking screws will lock in the locking holes, Swiss AO/ASIF locking screws will not lock in place, however, suitable-sized AO/ASIF non-locking, cortical screws can be used.