VariAx 2 Compression

Plating System

The VariAx 2 Compression Plating System provides you with a comprehensive range of anatomic plating options that work with a common instrument and screw platform. Plates utilize SmartLock technology which permits polyaxial screw placement. You can angle locking screws up to 15˚ in each direction for a total range of 30˚ providing you with the flexibility to position screws based on the patient's needs, not a plate’s pre-existing design.

Plating that fits


Features & Benefits:

The VariAx 2 Compression Plating System is indicated to treat a variety of small fragment midshaft fractures. These locking compression plates come in a variety of lengths, shapes, and widths, which offer the ability to compress, neutralize, or bridge a fracture depending on the fracture pattern and the surgeon’s fixation preference.

The VariAx 2 SmartLock technology allows the surgeon to lock a screw in any of the circular holes in the plate in a variable angle of 30º. Finally, made of titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) and treated with a Type II anodization, these plates are designed to carry the loads that are required of them.

The VariAx 2 Compression Plating System offers narrow straight plates from 3 holes to 22 holes. The broad plates are offered in a straight design from 3 holes to 22 holes and a radial curved design from 9 holes to 20 holes with 2 holes steps from 12 to 20.  Also, specific 7-hole plates are designed with additional locking holes in which the surgeon can insert more locking screws if desired.

Compression Plates

VariAx 2 Compression Plate offering

Straight narrow

VariAx 2 Compression Plate offering

Straight broad

VariAx 2 Curved broad compression plates

Curved broad


Screw Overview:

The circular holes in the plates provide an option for locking and non–locking. The oblong compression holes are designed to work with non-locking screws. In order to distinguish a locking screw from a non-locking screw, the top of the locking screw heads are laser marked with a black circular ring and inner dot.

The VariAx 2 Compression Plates are used with either 3.5mm or 2.7mm screws, giving the choice of screws size based on the anatomy and fracture pattern. Additionally, all screws in the system are inserted with the same T10 screwdriver for ease–of–use.

All screws can be angulated up to +/-15 degrees in circular holes. In oblong holes, non-locking screws placed in the neutral position can be angled up to 15 degrees in the off–axis plane. These angles are controlled by using the appropriate polyaxial drill guide when drilling.

VariAx 2 Compression Plating System Screw overview

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