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5Fixation

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

Lag screw insertion

Using a 1.5 mm drill guide, drill a gliding hole through the plate, as perpendicularly to the fracture line as possible. Then drill a 1.1 mm threaded hole down to the far cortex.
Insert the lag screw and tighten it, giving additional stability to the fracture by applying interfragmentary compression.