The locking reconstruction plate 2.4 is a very heavy and thick plate used to provide maximal stability. This plate is difficult to bend due to its stiffness. Large and complex bending is done most efficiently by using a template.
Several plate configurations are available with corresponding templates to satisfy all clinical situations.
If the plate will span the angle, preferably use prebent plates in order to avoid extreme in-plate bending. Metal fatigue with plate fracture can result from excessive and/or repetitive plate bending.
The templates are very malleable and easy to configure. Note there are no screw holes fabricated in the templates to prevent implanting these devices.
Basically, the same mode of bending and trimming applies to heavy locking plates 2.0, ie, the large and extra-large profile variety.