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6Plate insertion

Condylar LCP insertion

Condylar LCP insertion

After approximate closed reduction of the metaphyseal fracture, the Condylar LCP is ready to be inserted. Slide the Condylar LCP into the submuscular tunnel between the vastus lateralis muscle and the periosteum (= epiperiosteal space).

Advance the Condylar LCP proximally under the vastus lateralis muscle, ensuring that its proximal end remains in constant contact with the bone. Position the distal end of the plate against the lateral condyle. To identify the correct position, move the Condylar LCP proximally and then back distally until the plate perfectly fits the lateral condylar surface.