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The measurement for the far cortex may be different from the measurement for the near cortex. This problem increases with ...

Pitfall: Oblique measuring

When measuring for screw length in oblique drill holes, the measurement for the far cortex may be different from the measurement for the near cortex. This problem increases with the degree of obliquity.
Always measure both cortices and use the longer measurement. Keep in mind that a too long, protruding screw puts the soft tissues at risk.