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Plate placement

Plate selection and preparation

Plate selection and preparation

The correct length of the straight 4.5 mm DCP should allow at least 3 screw holes proximal and 3 screw holes distal of the fracture site.

Usually a 10-12 hole straight 4.5 mm DCP is used. The plate has to be twisted and bent to perfectly adapt to the shape of the anteromedial distal tibia.