Supporting indications

  • Good bone quality
  • Unacceptable deformity
  • Need for more stability and/or earlier mobilization

Advantages

  • Better stability than screws alone
  • Less soft-tissue damage than ORIF
  • Possibility of earlier motion

Disadvantages

  • Disimpaction causes instability, which fixation must overcome
  • Reduction may be difficult
  • Risk of damage to the axillary nerve