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2Open reduction

Indirect reduction with the plate

Alternative: indirect reduction with the plate

In minimally displaced fractures, the fracture can be reduced with the plate. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the position of the plate as described above.
  2. Drill the first hole as close as possible to the fracture line, using a 3.2 mm drill bit. (Alternatively, this hole can be drilled before fracture reduction.)
  3. Measure for screw length using a depth gauge and add 4 mm for the plate.
  4. Tap using the 4.5 mm tap and appropriate drill sleeve.
  5. Apply the plate and tighten the screw.

This usually reduces the fracture.