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5Plate fixation to the proximal fragment

Using the articulated tension device

Final reduction

Loosely secure the plate to the proximal femur with a Verbrugge clamp.

Take care to restore the mechanical axis of the femur in all planes. Give consideration to fracture reduction in:

  • Varus/valgus
  • Flexion/extension
  • Internal/external rotation
  • Translation
  • Lengthening/shortening