Hand - Ray Amputation
Play

Hand - Ray Amputation

This Hand – Ray Amputation course will teach you:

  • To remove the nonfunctional ray or to remove the ray which interferes with overall hand function. Functional limitations are usually the result of damage due to: trauma or a disease due to vascular insufficiency; ongoing infection or malignancy

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Hand – Ray Amputation:

  • Superficial branch radial nerve injury
  • Vessel injury in skin flap
  • Nerve suturing
  • Suture irritation

With the following tips you might perform the Hand – Ray Amputation even better:

  • Skin flap creation
  • Usage of single prong hooks for skin traction
  • Extensor tendon transection after isolation of both tendons
  • Prevention of symptomatic neuroma formation
  • Determination of extension of the incision
  • Complete isolation of the metacarpal bone before removal
  • Full thickness skin flaps
  • Joint capsule inclusion during transection
  • Skin incision extension
  • Optimal tendon transection
  • Prevent underlying structures during bone removal
  • Oblique trimming of the bone to prevent skin irritation
  • Digital nerves fixation
  • Interosseus muscle positioning
  • Skin flap positioning
  • Skin tension during excision redundant skin

After studying the Hand – Ray Amputation course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Ischemia
  • Symptomatic neuroma formation
  • Web space contracture
  • Cold intolerance
  • Phantom pain
  • Postoperative stiffness
  • Decreased hand functionality

You might also be interested in:

Distal Interphalangeal Joint – Disarticulation

Step by step

Second metacarpal bone exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin incision on the dorsal side as well as on the volar side. Also, mark the skin distally from the metacarpophalangeal joint for skin flap creation.

Skin flap creation

It is advised to leave the skin flap long dorsally in order to avoid webspace contracture. Also, be aware that the radial part of the skin flap is used to cover the wound so leave the radial part long as well.

Do you want to learn the complete step-by-step of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 procedures.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the anatomy of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the objectives of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the preoperative of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to learn the postoperative of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision procedure

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 courses.

20 per month Get started

Do you want to take the test of "Hand - Ray Amputation"?

Try one of our offerings

Try-out

Unlock your free Incision course

Free Try course

Membership

Unlimited access to all 318 courses.

20 per month Get started