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3Radial plate fixation

Plate insertion

The plate is first positioned distally on the flat intact palmar surface of the distal radius and fixed with distal locking screws parallel to the articular surface. The distal end of the plate should end at the anatomic watershed zone of the distal radius.

The first screw inserted is in the hole on the ulnar side of the plate and its position should be checked under image intensification with the hand elevated 20-30° off the table – in lunate facet view.