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4Plate selection and preparation

Plate length is based upon symmetry above and below the fracture zone. At least 3-4 screw holes on either side of the fracture..

Choice of the plate

Plate length is based upon symmetry above and below the fracture zone. In the case of a segmental fracture, the fracture zone includes all fractures lines. In C-type fractures, at least 3-4 screw holes on either side of the fracture zone are necessary. Another guideline, when fracture location permits, is that the plate should be roughly three times the length of the fracture zone.