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Planning plate position

Planning the plate position

Before starting with the procedure, the location (proximal/distal) of the plate is determined according to

a. The position of the first screw in relation to the fracture tip
The first screw must be placed as close as possible to the fracture defect (screw 1 in illustration).

b.The position of the lag screw
The lag screw (screw 3 in illustration) should be inserted as perpendicular as possible to the fracture plane. If it is not possible to insert the lag screw perpendicularly to the fracture plane, at least insert it through the center of the fracture.