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Plate preparation

Depending on the required stability, use a one-third tubular plate, a 3.5 mm locking compression plate (LCP) or limited contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP), or a 3.5 mm reconstruction plate.

Use a six or seven-hole plate, depending on the fracture configuration. Usually, three screws in each fragment provide sufficient stability.

Contouring of the plate is necessary, depending on the anatomical situation and plate characteristics. Make sure the plate fits the surface of the fibula in order not to disturb the soft tissues.