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6Plate insertion

Distal femoral shaft fracture – Minimally invasive LISS bridge plate - Plate insertion

LCP or LISS insertion

The assembled insertion guide or handles are used to insert the LCP or LISS plate between the vastus lateralis muscle and the periosteum (= extraperiosteal space).

The plate is inserted through the lateral incision.

The LCP or LISS plate is advanced proximally under the vastus lateralis muscle, ensuring that its proximal end remains in constant contact with the bone. The distal end of the plate is positioned against the lateral condyle. To identify the correct position, the plates are moved proximally and then back distally until the plate fits the condyle.