Metacarpal Bone - Dorsoradial Approach
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Metacarpal Bone - Dorsoradial Approach

This Metacarpal Bone – Dorsoradial Approach course will teach you:

  • To gain access to the bones of the hand for the restoration of function and anatomy in case of unstable or malunited metacarpal fractures. This approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of metacarpals. It can also be used for corrective osteotomies of malunited fractures.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Metacarpal Bone – Dorsoradial Approach:

  • Extensor tendon injury
  • Complete muscle detachment of the dorsal interosseous muscles

After studying the Metacarpal Bone – Dorsoradial Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Decreased mobility
  • Malunion

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Dorsal metacarpal exposure

Skin

Identify

Identify the tendon free plane for the incision by palpation.

Mark

Mark the skin on the dorsoradial side of the hand on the tendon free surface of the second metacarpal bone.

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