Insertion of metaphyseal plate screws
In the metaphysis, use screws with cancellous threads.
Observe the following steps:
- 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).
- Measure for screw length.
- Tap just the near cortex using the 6.5 mm tap and appropriate drill
- 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.