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Insertion of diaphyseal fixation screws

Insertion of diaphyseal fixation screws

Insert the screws alternating between the proximal and distal fragments. Start with the screws closest to the fracture plane and work your way outwards.

Drill for the fixation screws. At least 3 screws should be used on the proximal fragment, and at least 3 screws on the distal fragment.

For all diaphyseal screws, use cortical screws, observing the following steps:

  1. Drill both cortices using the appropriate drill guide to ensure a central drill hole with the 3.2 mm drill bit.
  2. Measure for screw length.
  3. Tap both cortices using the 4.5 mm tap and appropriate drill sleeve.
  4. Insert the screw.