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8Fixation

Edentulous atrophic fractures

Placement of first screws

Place one screw on either side of fracture in the planned holes closest to the fracture.
A threaded drill guide must be used to allow for centric placement of the drill hole for use with the locking screw. Copious irrigation must be applied to cool the bone. A depth gauge is used to determine the appropriate screw length.

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