More Flexible Insertion
Choose 30° Polyaxial or Direct Monoaxial Single Thread LockingUtilize Optimal Bone Diameter
Avoid Joints, Pins & Fracture Lines
Choose Direct Thread Monoaxial Locking
Combine Monoaxial and Polyaxial Insertion to Create Varied Load Vectors to Protect Against Pull-Out
Increase Surgical Control for Each Unique Patient
The universal locking system takes advantage of both monoaxial and polyaxial mechanisms for maxiumum control. Surgeons can utilize direct thread monoaxial locking for robust stability and easy screw removal while having the option for angulation when needed.
The ULS polyaxial locking mechanism is stable up to 30° (15° in every direction) and utilizes precision cross thread technology which is enhanced by the plate’s surface treatment and reliable for repeated insertion of the screw. You also have the option to minimize the risk of pullout failure by combining Monoaxial and Polyaxial insertion to vary the direction of load transfer and decrease potential stress risers at the bone-implant interface when parallel forces are applied.
Custom Screw Choice
Use Any Screw With Any PlateIncrease Strength When Needed
Rescue Stripped Bone
Better Accommodate Comminuted Fractures and Small Bone Fragments
Better Avoid Joints, Pins & Fracture Lines
Different Core Diameter, Same Head Diameter
All ULS locking screws have equivalent head diameter and thus can be used with any locking plate. This permits the variation of multiple screw core diameters on a single plate while preserving full locking functionality. Surgeons can choose to increase core diameter to maximize shear and bending strength when more bone is available as well as decrease core diameter to lock small bone fragments into place. Additionally, surgeons can now rescue stripped bone by increasing screw size.
Align Bone & Optimize Compression
The ULS locking hole is also engineered to exhibit superior mechanical performance for stability with the application of AO cortical screws and AO cancellous screws. This dynamic design flexibility allows surgeons to better control load distribution and alignment of fixation for locking systems by 'pulling' bone into place before securing position with locking screws.
What People are Saying
It is a straight-forward, easy system to use. The plates are versatile, and are stiff but not difficult to contour. The plate holes do not easily deform with contouring, unlike some other plates I've used before. With my locking TPLO procedures, I've noticed a definitive improvement in bone healing times as well as marked decrease in the occurrence of 'rock-back' since I started using the VID locking plates.
Less Redundancy More Efficiency
Simple Solutions for More Efficient Surgery
Screwing in and out threaded drill guides for every locking screw is repetitive and can significantly increase surgery time; furthermore, plate threads are susceptible to deformation from contouring. Each VID combination drill guide not only fits every plate, but also features a quick-connect interface that allows secure connection immediately. Surgeons can also utilize Monoaxial or Polyaxial insertion on a single guide and its geometry inherently exhibits superior resistance to deformation when contouring so you have superior connection reliability.
Manage Fewer Drill Bits
Simplify surgery by using the same drill bit between locking and non-locking screws. Every ULS self-tapping locking screw is designed with a precisely incremented flute to tap the same hole you would drill with its non-locking AO cortical counterpart. Use a 2.0mm drill bit for all 2.7mm screws, 2.5mm drill bit for all 3.5mm screws, and a 3.2mm drill bit for 4.0mm locking screws.
Use One Screw Driver
Locking screws require greater torque in order to ensure rapid thread engagement and a stable screw to plate locking mechanism. To achieve this most systems have a cruciform screw head which creates the need to switch back and forth with the AO hex screw driver. Additional screw drivers also add to sterilization and inventory management.
ULS locking screws utilize a hex head with increased depth so you have excellent torque performance and ease of use without sacrificing profile.
Designed With the TPLO in Mind
Increase Strength of Fixation on the Fly
When your patient is especially heavy or hyperactive, you now have the option to increase stability by increasing screw core diameter. Surgeons can also rescue stripped bone by having the ability to increase screw size.
Angle Away From the Joint When Needed
Safeguard every TPLO with the option to utilize polyaxial insertion to avoid the articular surface. Quick-connect drill guides that are compatible with every plate provide enhanced efficiency and for a procedure that is the bread & butter of many surgeons.
Utilize Advanced Materials Processing
Universal Locking Implants undergo an aerospace grade shot-peening surface treatment that imparts a localized plastically deformed case layer that enhances the following properties: