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3Surgical technique

Fixation with a locking plate

If a locking plate is used, only 2-3 locking bicortical screws per main fragment are needed.  One advantage of using a locking plate is that precise contouring is not necessary.

Note: If a combination of cortex and locking screws is used, the plate must be anatomically contoured at the sites of non-locking screw insertion. The non-locking screws must be inserted and tightened before any locking screws are placed.