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Jörg Auer

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Jörg Auer

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Plate removal

1. Plate removal

After the fracture has healed it is advisable to remove the human distal femur plate because it is such a heavy plate. The approach to the plate is identical to the initial approach during plate insertion. The plate is approached and the screws are removed from the plate head.

Closure after plate removal is routine.

Aftercare following plate removal is identical to the initial postoperative period.

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