Brief Instructions For Use

ALPS-Slide6-KYON Use a core diameter drill bit for the hole to be tapped

Use the outer diameter drill bit with the double sleeve guide for the lag hole

The nose on the core diameter drill sleeve limits the range of the swivel
ALPS-Slide7-KYON Use the compression sleeve to achieve dynamic fracture compression with regular screws
ALPS-Slide8-KYON Use the locking screw sleeve to drill for locking screws

Locking screws are only installed perpendicular to the plate
ALPS-Slide9-KYON Before drilling adjust the drill stop position to avoid unintended far side drill penetration

The drill should protrude from the sleeve by 2mm more than the screw length
ALPS-Slide10-KYON It is preferable to use locking screws

Use the lag screws at their best position, do not insist on lagging through the plate
ALPS-Slide11-KYON Always attempt to place a transverse undercut over the fracture

Avoid placing screws too close to the fracture
ALPS-Slide12-KYON Double plating with ALPS is an admissible alternative to lagging

For the second plate, a plate one size smaller and shorter is preferred
ALPS-Slide13-KYON Proper placement of the plate in the bending irons for concave bending

For best control and ease of use, pull apart the ends of the irons
ALPS-Slide14-KYON Proper placement of the plate in the bending irons for convex bending

Proceed hole-to-hole for sharp bends
Use plugs for excessive bends
ALPS-Slide15-KYON Caution! Avoid bending plates back-and-forth

Titanium does not tolerate cycling in the plastic range as well as stainless steel
ALPS-Slide16-KYON For in-plane bending use the special bending instrument

Close the handles, drop the plate between the cylinders and pull the handles apart to bend

For most applications, only a slight in-plane bend is indicated

Advanced Locking Plate System is patented/patent pending