Plate insertion by use of the holding device
Insert the blade plate using the blade plate holding device, fitted so that
the shaft of the device is parallel with the blade.
The blade should follow the path of the seating chisel precisely and remain
parallel with the guide wire. The first half of the blade plate should be able
to be pushed manually into the bone along the previous path of the seating
chisel. If this is not possible the surgeon should question whether a false
path is being developed.
Take care to control the alignment of the blade plate to the longitudinal
axis of the femur.
Maintain counter pressure on the medial side of the distal femur while
inserting the plate.