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5Plate preparation

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

Trim the plate

Adapt the plate length to fit the length of the proximal phalanx. Avoid sharp edges which may be injurious to the tendons. There should be at least 3 plate holes distal to the fracture available for fixation in the diaphysis. At least two screws need to be inserted into the diaphysis.

Prepare the blade
Measure the length of the drill hole.
Cut the blade to the determined length, so that it just fills the drill hole.