previous section: 5/6 page: 6/11 next

5Large fragment fixation

Use a 1.0 (or 0.8) mm drill bit to drill a thread hole in the opposite fragment, just through the far (trans) cortex.

Drill for proximal screw

Towards the proximal apex of the fracture line, drill a gliding hole for a second lag screw. This screw, too, should be placed as perpendicularly to the fracture plane as possible, using a 1.3 (or 1.0) mm drill bit for a 1.3 (or 1.0) mm screw. Insert a 1.3 (or 1.0) mm drill sleeve into the gliding hole.
Use a 1.0 (or 0.8) mm drill bit to drill a thread hole in the opposite fragment, just through the far (trans) cortex.