previous section: 6/7 page: 1/1 next

6Fixation

Screw placement

Drill over the guide wires and insert the appropriate screws; the drill should just penetrate the medial cortex of the radius except near the sigmoid notch, where the screw should stop a few mm short.

To obtain the lag effect, either use partially threaded screws or overdrill the hole in the radial styloid.

Use a drill sleeve to ensure that the soft tissues are protected during drilling.