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Principles

Sequence of screw insertion

In oblique fractures, there is a risk of shortening if the screws are not inserted in the correct sequence.

The first screw should be inserted into the fragment with a fracture angle >90 degrees beneath the plate. This creates an "axilla" into which the other fibular fragment will be compressed. A second, eccentric screw is inserted into the fragment with an angle <90 degrees.