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