The one-third tubular plate comes only in the 3.5 mm size. Its complements the 4.5 mm system in the semi-tubular plate. The one-third tubular plate can be accessible in either stainless steel or titanium. As the thickness of the plate is only 1.0 mm, its ability is slightly limited. However, it can be beneficial in parts with minimal soft-tissue covering, like the lateral malleolus, the olecranon and the distal end of the ulna. Each hole is surrounded by a small collar to prevent the spherical screw heads from penetrating the plate and making cracks in the near cortex. The oval shape of each hole enables a certain degree of eccentric screw placement to produce fracture compression. read more…..