Eight-Plate Guided Growth System

Eight-Plate Guided Growth System

Anatomical site:         Elbow, femur, knee, tibia, ankle

Procedure:                  Deformity correction

Product description

Guided growth can harness the robust potential of a child's growth plate to correct angular deformities. The eight-Plate from Orthofix is a minimally invasive, secure implant that allows speedy postoperative recovery with immediate weight bearing. The eight-Plate uses two holes and diverging screws to function like a hinge and avoid growth plate compression. It gently guides the natural growth process and restores limb alignment without the need for invasive osteotomy.

Surgeon Benefits

• Simple outpatient procedure with no cast required
• Contoured two-hole plate bends for anatomic fit and flexibility during unilateral growth
• Central pilot hole for accurate placement over the physis
• Diverging screws function like a hinge to gently guide natural growth
• Fully threaded cannulated screws resist pull out forces and allow easy removal after treatment

Patient Benefits

• Minimally invasive and avoids cutting the bone
• No cast required
• Immediate weight bearing

Gradual correction of pediatric deformities in upper and lower extremities:
• valgus, varus or flexion, extension deformities of the knee (femur and/or tibia)
• valgus, varus, or plantar flexion deformities of the ankle
• valgus or varus deformities of the elbow (humerus)
• radial or ulnar deviation, flexion or extension deformities of the wrist (radius).


More information

For further information (including brochures) please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also have a look at the Orthofix Website.