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1Principles

Plate placement

Plate placement

The implant positioning in the middle phalanx is just distal to the proximal articular surface. The distal end of the plates should not impinge on the proximal attachment of the distal interphalangeal joint capsule and should be positioned abaxially to avoid the extensor process.The distal plate screws should engage a substantial portion of the palmar/plantar eminence fragments to provide maximum strength of the fixation.