A choice of a midshaft or lateral plate is determined by the site of the fracture. The fracture is held in reduction while the plate is positioned on the clavicle and temporarily fixated with the use of a BB-Tak pin. The plate is then secured using locking or nonlocking screws. Divergent locking screws can also be used laterally. The lateral plate can also accommodate AC joint reconstruction with the Dog Bone™ button.
The Knotless Distal Clavicle Plate Button TightRope® implant is designed to be used in conjunction with any Arthrex distal clavicle plate and gives the surgeon knotless coracoid ﬁxation to help stabilize distal clavicle fractures.