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5Dorsal fragment reduction and fixation

Insert a nonlocking, standard screw long enough to engage the opposite cortex through the oblong hole, but do not fully tighten it yet.

Confirm the reduction and plate position using image intensification. If necessary, adjust the plate position until it is as distal and as central as possible, then tighten the screw.