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5Plate positioning and contouring

An appropriately sized L-plate is chosen, preferably one with locking holes distally.

If the plate being used has fixed angle locking screws, there is a risk that the screws may penetrate the joint. To prevent this, the distal limb of the plate must be bent to ensure the screws are parallel to the joint surface.

To avoid this problem, the use of variable angle plate is recommended.