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2Plate selection and preparation

Plate preparation

Extending the digit realigns the articulation into normal anatomic configuration.
The plate is contoured to approximate the sagittal dorsal surface of the distal proximal phalanx and proximal middle phalanx with the stacked combi-hole of the plate positioned over the proximal end of the middle phalanx.
The distal end of the plate is then bent slightly to ensure that the distal plate screw is inserted directly below the subchondral plate and into the proximal palmar/plantar aspect of the middle phalanx.