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5Plate fixation to proximal fragment

Insertion of first screw into proximal fragment

Make stab incisions over the proximal fragment according to the planned final screw placement.

Control the mid-lateral plate position using two blunt Hohmann retractors placed ventrally and dorsally around the femoral shaft.

If the overall reduction is found to be satisfactory, insert the first cortical screw in the distal part of the proximal main fragment, without fully tightening. This still allows for the plate position to be finely tuned.