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4Reduction and plate fixation

Insertion of distal screws

Confirm reduction using image intensification.
Secure the distal fragment(s) with at least two screws through the appropriate distal holes, as dictated by the fracture pattern. The screws must not penetrate the dorsal radial cortex.

If a plate is selected with threaded holes in the distal limb, then locking head screws are used.