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4Surgical technique

Pin selection

The dimensions of the pin should be 35-40%  of the isthmus of the medullary canal. This provides sufficient protection against bending forces while allowing placement of cortical screws. Bicortical screws are preferred and usually possible with this size pin. If a bicortical screw cannot be placed, monocortical screws are acceptable in a plate-rod construct as long as overall, sufficient number of cortices are engaged.