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6Alternative surgical technique: Double plating

Application of plates

The first plate is applied on the lateral surface of the femur. A second plate is secured to the cranial surface.
During the cranial plate placement, care must be taken to avoid interference with the quadriceps mechanism. The distal plate end should be placed safely above the most proximal part of the trochlear ridge. Placement of the cranial plate and screw orientation should be carefully planned to minimize interference with the lateral plate and screws.