The Guided Growth System eight-Plate and quad-Plate is an implant system designed to correct pediatric deformities (congenital or acquired) in lower limb, like genu valgum and varum, and limb length discrepancies. The plates are attached to the external surface of the bone over the growth plate by two or four screws depending on the plate selected by the surgeon. The implant acts like a flexible hinge, permitting growth at the growth plate to gradually straighten the limb when the physis (growth plates) are not fused. The screws are not locked to the plate but rather are allowed to swivel and diverge in their positions as the bone grows. Immediately after implantation, the patient is allowed mobility and weight bearing.
The system is designed to have a contoured waist and low profile to be minimally invasive. The bone must not be cut, the cast is not required and the patient is allowed mobility and weight bearing.
The eight-Plate Guided Growth System is used to correct bone deformities caused by a wide variety of pathologies and conditions in children. Listed below are some of the bone deformities that eight-Plate Guided Growth System may be particularly useful for managing.