Locking Plantar Lapidus Plate
- Hallux valgus with unstable and degenerative changes of the first TMT joint.
- Isolated arthritis in the first TMT joint.
- Hypermobility or radiological instability of the first TMT joint.
The plantar plate has several advantages in the fusion of the first TMT joint. For one, it optimizes the biomechanics. A tension band mechanism is created in the plantar region that causes compression of the arthrodesis under weight bearing. Furthermore, the plate is completely covered by the abductor hallucis muscle, which reduces wound healing disturbances after surgery and makes removal of the metal unnessecary in most cases.