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7Plate placement

Insertion of metaphyseal plate screws

Insertion of metaphyseal plate screws

In the metaphysis, use screws with cancellous threads.

Observe the following steps:

  1. Drill using the appropriate DCP drill guide to ensure a central drill hole with the 3.2 mm drill bit. Do not penetrate the far cortex (or the joint).
  2. Measure for screw length.
  3. Tap just the near cortex using the 6.5 mm tap and appropriate drill sleeve.
  4. Insert cancellous screws and carefully tighten them.

Metaphyseal screws should be as long as possible but must not penetrate the far cortex, or the joint.