The anterior minimally invasive ankle fusion plates are designed for use in conjunction with cannulated compression screws for a “mini open” approach to anterior tibiotalar arthrodesis. Compared to the standard 3-screw fusion construct, the addition of an anterior plate increases construct rigidity and decreases micromotion at the ankle fusion interface.1
1. Tarkin IS, et al. Anterior plate supplementation increases ankle arthrodesis construct rigidity. Foot Ankle Int. 2007;28(2):219-223.