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9Preliminary LISS plate fixation

Position on the proximal femur

It is very important to confirm the correct LISS plate position proximally. In the minimal invasive technique, this can be challenging. Even the use of an image intensifier does not guarantee an optimal position.

Pearl: palpating proximal end of LISS plate
To overcome this problem, the proximal incision is enlarged and the correct LISS plate position is controlled directly with the index finger, using the insertion guide to alter the plate position.