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5Preparation

Short oblique shaft fractures of the proximal phalanx – Compression plate fixation

Screw position

Position the plate so that the hole for the screw in the fragment that will form an acute angle (axilla) between the fracture surface and the plate, is as close to the fracture line as possible.
If a stable axilla is not created, and the load is applied in the opposite direction, shearing forces will displace the fracture when the eccentric screw is tightened.
Keep in mind the planned position of the lag screw.