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4Skin incision

When using screws and wires

The stab incision for the distal screw is placed over the center of the lateral supracondylar fossa (in a varus deformity).
The stab incision for the proximal screw is placed approximately 2 cm proximal to the growth plate.

Note: the level of the growth plate is easily recognized as the widest diameter of the distal McIII/MtIII (see insert drawing).