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Ricardo Cienfuegos, Carl-Peter Cornelius, Edward Ellis III, George Kushner

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Marcelo Figari, Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto

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Emergency screw system

Emergency screw system

Emergency screw

Occasionally the screw placed is somewhat loose, requiring replacement with a slightly larger (emergency) screw. Plating systems have emergency screw systems in each kit to facilitate management of this situation.

For example, the emergency screws for the 2.0 mm diameter screws are 2.4 mm screws.

Illustration showing the plate fixed with a regular screw (A) and an emergency screw (B).

emergency screw system