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4Reduction and plate fixation

Create a buttress

Ensure that the plate is contoured so that its distal limb exerts even pressure over the fragment or fragments of the palmar rim of the radius. The distal end of the plate should end at the anatomic watershed zone of the distal radius.

Attach the plate to the distal radial shaft, using an appropriate screw through the oblong plate hole. Before fully tightening it, check the plate position using intraoperative imaging, adjusting the position of the plate as necessary to provide an optimal buttress effect.