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Plate fixation

Pitfall: plate too proximal

Pitfall 2: plate too proximal
A plate positioned too proximal carries two risks:

  1. The plate can impinge the acromion
  2. The most proximal screws might penetrate or fail to securely engage the humeral head

Remember that with an anatomical neck fracture, the humeral head fragment is small. Proper plate position is critical for optimal screw placement.