Paragon 28 added the Gorilla® Ankle Fracture Pilon Plating System to its foot/ankle portfolio. Pilon plates are offered across three families: Anterior Distal Tibia, Anterolateral Distal Tibia and Medial Distal Tibia. The system offers 26 options to address pilon variant fractures of the distal tibia, and 78 plates to address fractures of the fibula and tibia.
Gorilla Ankle Fracture and Pilon Plates include holes with a built-in recess for placement of a syndesmotic device and to allow for off-axis placement of locking or nonlocking screws, while minimizing screw head prominence. Plate holes accept 2.7 mm, 3.5 mm or 4.2 mm locking and non-locking polyaxial screws.
All plates are low profile (Straight, Anatomic, Hook and Posterior – 1.5 mm or less; Pilon – 1.8 mm) and have tapered proximal and distal tips to assist in percutaneous insertion. Plate edges are chamfered to minimize soft tissue irritation, and undersurfaces of the plates are scalloped to preserve blood supply to the periosteum.