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7Plate placement

Insertion of diaphyseal plate screws

Insertion of diaphyseal plate screws

The screws closest to the fracture zone are inserted first. Insert the remaining screws alternately, working your way outwards. Remember that it is not necessary to fill every screw hole, but those closest to and furthest from the fracture must be used.

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.