First place a 3.5 mm reconstruction plate posterolaterally. It should curve around the capitellum which has no cartilage cover posteriorly.
The comminution is bridged if it can not be precisely and fixed with absolute stability reduced. A slightly longer plate is used to provide additional stability.
In a more distal fracture, the reconstruction plate can be extended all the way to the edge of the capitellar articular surface. It will not interfere with the radial head during the extension of the joint. The more bone, is covered by the plate, the greater is the stability achieved.