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5Preoperative planning

Preoperative planning

Plate length and number of screws

A dedicated locking plate, pre-shaped for the proximal femur, is the implant of choice for this technique.

Depending on the extent of the zone of fracture comminution and the underlying bone stock (osteoporosis), the appropriate plate length is chosen. Sufficient bicortical screws (a minimum of three up to six) should be inserted in each fracture fragment. The relative stability results from leaving plate holes empty over the fracture zone.