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3Fixation

It is also important, that screws of appropriate length are used.

It is also important, that screws of appropriate length are used; they should not protrude beyond the palmar/plantar cortex of the middle phalanx. For the transarticular lag screws, a screw measuring 4-6 mm less than the measured length is appropriate and prevents placing a screw, which protrudes beyond the palmar/plantar cortex of the middle phalanx.