Use a depth gauge to determine the correct screw length.
Ensure that a screw of the correct length is used.
Too short screws do not have enough threads to engage the cortex properly. This
problem increases when self-tapping screws are used due to the geometry of
Too long screws endanger the soft tissues, especially tendons and neurovascular
structures. With self-tapping screws, the cutting flutes are especially
dangerous, and great care has to be taken that the flutes do not protrude
beyond the cortical surface.