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7Preliminary fixation

Pitfall: check proper plate alignment of the LISS on the lateral side of the proximal tibia

Be aware of the position of the LISS before you insert the proximal K-wire. The correct position for the LISS is on the lateral aspect of the proximal tibia just anterior to the fibula.

If the plate is positioned too anteriorly the fixation screws may endanger the popliteal artery.