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3Fixation

Once the transarticular lag screws are fully tightened, the distal and proximal plate...

Applying compression

Once the transarticular lag screws are fully tightened, the distal and proximal plate screws are fully tightened, which compresses the plate to the bone and provides additional axial compression between the subchondral plates of the proximal phalanx and the middle phalanx.