Breakage of a 1.3-mm AO/ASIF titanium plate after phalangeal osteotomy in two patients.

Two patients sustained plate breakage after a proximal phalanx corrective osteotomy stabilized with an AO/ASIF titanium 1.3-mm plate. The failure of this plate after the initiation of early range of motion therapy warrants further evaluation regarding its inherent strength and clinical application.