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3Plate preparation

Transverse head fracture of the proximal phalanx – Minicondylar compression plate fixation

Contouring of the plate

As the minicondylar plate has notches (like a reconstruction plate), it can also be curved on the flat to fit the curve of the phalanx.

Note
It is worth investing time in the precise contouring of the plate to the phalanx. Any imperfection in contouring will result in fracture displacement when the diaphyseal screws are tightened.