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5Plate preparation

Planning for plate placement

The plate should wrap around the entire medial epicondyle. The ulnar nerve must be mobilized and transposed.

Complex plate contouring, using a malleable template, is necessary. This is possible with a reconstruction type plate. Alternatively, a precontoured plate may be selected.

It is useful to be able to place a screw through the distal plate hole and across the trochlea below the medial epicondyle.