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15Insertion of end cap

An end cap must be used. The length of the head of the end cap depends on the final relationship of the nail end to the intercondylar notch of the distal femur.

In distal femoral fractures, the nail just passes the condylar surface resulting in the need for a 0 mm end cap. By no means should the end cap project distal to the subchondral region.

Introduce the end cap using a hexagonal screwdriver.