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3Plate selection and preparation

Plate selection

A proximal interphalangeal locking plate (PIP) (right) is advocated as it is specifically designed for pastern arthrodesis. Other plate constructs have been used successfully, including narrow, 4.5 mm, 3 and 4-hole DCPs and LC/DCPs.
The technique for fixation with DCP or LC/DCP is described for uniaxial eminence fractures as an example. For more details click here.