Baby Gorilla Plating System
The Baby Gorilla® Mini Plating System is a comprehensive foot and ankle specific plating system that includes an expansive offering of over 69 unique plates all accommodating both 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm locking and non-locking variable angle plate screws.
In addition, the Baby Gorilla® system includes a robust assortment of instrumentation specific to foot and ankle procedures including small pin compression and distraction tools, angled small and large curettes, reduction forceps, bending bars and pliers as well as varying widths of straight and curved osteotomes.
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Baby Gorilla® 5th Metatarsal Plating System
- 1 avulsion hook plate
- 1 Jones hook plate
- 1 Jones non-hooked compression plate
This system includes instrumentation such as templates and tamps allowing optimal plate placement to help seat hooks if needed for reduced prominence, and to ensure hook engagement with bone.
Baby Gorilla® Akin Plates
- 1 2-hole locking plate
- 1 2-hole compression plate
- 1 3-hole plate
Both 2-hole plates have an extended bridge to ensure clearance across the osteotomy. The 3-hole plate is anatomically designed and contoured around the medial aspect of the hallux.
Baby Gorilla® Cuboid Plates
- 2 plates (7- and 8-hole)
The unique plate design and screw hole placement of these plates are based around common cuboid fracture patterns and allow for variability when placing the plate screws.
Baby Gorilla® Navicular Plates
- 2 medium plates
- 2 large plates
The unique hole placement on the plates were designed around fracture patterns commonly seen in navicular fractures and include a dorsal tab that can be wrapped around the dorsal aspect of the Navicular for optimal fit.
Baby Gorilla® Talar Neck Plates
- 2 lateral plates
- 2 medial plates
These plates were designed to match the unique curvature and anatomy of the talar neck.
Baby Gorilla® L-Plates
- 5 locking straight plates
- 4 compression straight plates
- 4 locking oblique plates
- 8 compression oblique plates
Totaling 21 plates, ranging from 5-hole to 17-hole options, these plates address proximal and base metatarsal fractures and/or osteotomies, as well as medial column arthrodesis, Lapidus arthrodesis, and Lisfranc arthrodesis.
Baby Gorilla® Straight Plates
- 5 locking plates
- 3 compression plates
Varying in lengths from 30-136 mm, the Straight Plates are available for use in a variety of applications.
Baby Gorilla® T-Plates
- 7 locking straight plates
- 2 compression straight plates
- 2 locking oblique plates
- 2 compression oblique plates
These plates were designed to provide minimal or expansive coverage depending on their application. They were developed for ease of use during Lisfranc and Lapidus arthrodesis procedures, metatarsal fractures and osteotomies, and metatarsal-cuneiform articulations.
Baby Gorilla® Y-Plates
- 3 double ended Y-plates
- 2 single ended locking plates
- 2 single ended compression plates
These plates were designed to span over multiple areas from forefoot to hindfoot. The smaller 7-hole Y-Plates are offered with and without compression slots to ease 1st TMT procedures. Larger options, such as the double ended 18-hole locking plate, were designed to span the 4th and 5th metatarsal to the calcaneus.
Baby Gorilla® Zig Zag Plates
- 4 plates
Offered in a 5, 7, 11 and 19-hole configuration, the Zig Zag plates can be used in a variety of indications including revisions, fractures, osteotomies and fusions.
Baby Gorilla® Mesh Plate
- 1 84-hole plate (6 x 14)
The Baby Gorilla® Mini Plating System includes 16 specific plates and 52 universal plates.
All plates are either 1.1 mm thick (57 plates) or 1.4 mm thick (12 plates).
Each circular screw hole accommodates a 2.0 and 2.5 mm non-locking and locking screw in sizes ranging from 8 to 50 mm. Compression slots are available on some of the plates and are compatible with non-locking screws. The locking screws are designed to allow for up to 15° off-axis locking placement.
The Baby Gorilla® locking screws have the capability to lag the plate down to the bone, reducing prominence and creating a rigid construct.
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