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7Preliminary fixation

Pitfall: check proper plate alignment of the LISS on the lateral tibial shaft in both the AP and lateral projection

Before fixing the LISS to the bone with the screws in the shaft area, check if they all are in a central position in the lateral cortex. In the event of an eccentric position, there is substantial risk of implant failure with loss of fixation due to the fact that eccentrically inserted screws have a markedly reduced fixation strength. This applies especially to monocortical screws.