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1Principles

Short oblique head fracture of the proximal phalanx – Lag screw with protection plate

Indications

Fractures of the distal metaphysis can be transverse, oblique, or comminuted.
Always confirm the fracture configuration with views in both planes.
Irreducible and unstable fractures require ORIF.
Other indications for ORIF are open fractures, or soft-tissue lacerations.