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5Plate application

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

Align the plate with the diaphysis

Before inserting distal screw adjacent to the blade, ensure that the plate is in line with the phalangeal diaphysis in the lateral view by rotating it around the long axis of the blade.

Insert distal screw
The distal screw is then inserted in a neutral position.
The screw should just engage the far cortex.

Note
Be careful to avoid screw protrusion, as ligament injury may result from friction during movement.