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Femoral shaft – Lag screw and protection plate - Principles

Lag screw and protection plate

Intact wedge fractures can be reduced and fixed with lag screws. An additional lateral protection plate is always needed.

This procedure can only be carried out as an open one but without periosteal elevation.

The positions of the lag screws depend on the fracture pattern. If possible at least one lag screw should be placed through the plate.