NCB® Distal Femur Plating System

Non-contact bridging with polyaxial screw placement

The NCB® Distal Femur Plating System allows controlled targeting of cortical and cancellous screws with polyaxial freedom. The system allows the surgeon to lock the screws at any time during the procedure by using locking caps that are threaded into the plate holes. This locking construct provides angular stability and can be used for stabilization of fractures and osteotomies of long bones.

Non-Contact Bridging Spacers of 1 mm, 2 mm, and 3 mm can be used intraoperatively to elevate the plate off the bone to help minimize the potential for periosteal damage and blood supply impairment.1-2 When the plate is locked, the spacers can be removed and the construct will act as an internal fixator.

  • Radiolucent MIS Guides allow submuscular plate insertion with minimal incision
  • 30° of freedom in metaphyseal screws
  • Polyaxial screw options allow angulation of up to 15°, providing a 30° cone
  • Compatible with Zimmer® MotionLoc ® Screws



*Poor bone quality which makes stable seating of the implant impossible is a contraindication

Additional Information

  1. Kuster, Markus S. et al. The Noncontact Bridging (NCB) Plate System: A Rationale of a Hybrid Polyaxial Locking Plate. Techniques in Orthopaedics. (28) 3: 250-59, 2013.
  2. Evans, Sarah et al. Periosteum, Bone’s “Smart” Bounding Membrane, Exhibits Direction-Dependent Permeability. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 28(3): 608-17, 2013.


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