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4Reduction and plate fixation

The second eminence fracture...

Application of the first plate

The second eminence fracture is reduced with a pointed reduction forceps. Once reduced, either a 5.5 mm or a 5.0 mm locking head screw is positioned through the distal hole of the first plate. This screw is located abaxial to the first screw and engages the major eminence fracture fragment that has not been stabilized by the axial lag screw.