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Screw placement

Screw placement

Positioning of first screw

The order of screw insertion depends on the direction of the plate insertion. In the following, we show the procedure for a plate inserted through a proximal approach.

The first cortical screw should be inserted through the approach used for the plate insertion, into the last plate hole. The plate should be positioned optimally in the lateral aspect.

Alternatively, when a LCP is used, a K-wire through a trocar can be chosen.