previous page: 4/6 next

4Plate selection and preparation

The first step of plate contouring is to twist the plate so it matches the tibial surface upon which it will lie.

Twisting the plate

The anteromedial surface of the tibial shaft twists internally approximately 20° as it approaches the medial malleolus.
The first step of plate contouring is to twist the plate so it matches the tibial surface upon which it will lie.
If the plate is bent before it is twisted, the process of twisting will alter the bend that has been created.