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2Preoperative planning

Preoperative planning

Plate type

Usually a broad large fragment plate is chosen.

A locking plate is a good option, especially in osteoporotic bone and for fractures with a short end segment. Such a locking plate does not need to be contoured precisely to fit the bone, since it functions as an internal fixator. Attaching it to the bone does not alter fracture alignment, since the screws do not pull the main bone fragments to the implant.