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7Insertion of buttress plate

Applying the buttress plate to the medial aspect of the distal femur

Insertion of first screw

All types of 3.5mm plates can be used. A 5-hole standard 3.5 mm plate is sufficient. The plate must be contoured with a light prebend, that is, there should be a 1 mm gap between the central part of the plate and the bone.

Apply the buttress plate to the medial aspect of the distal femur. To press the plate firmly to the femur a standard cortical screw is inserted into the proximal hole, closest to the fracture. Perform drilling, screw length measurement and tapping, as usual.