Metacarpal Bone - Dorsal Approach
This Metacarpal Bone – Dorsal 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 – Dorsal Approach:
- Extensor tendon injury
- Complete muscle detachment of the dorsal interosseous muscles
With the following tips you might perform the Metacarpal Bone – Dorsal Approach even better:
- Proximal extension of the periosteal incision to expose the carpometacarpal joint
- Distal extension of the periosteal incision to expose the metacarpophalangeal joint
- Periosteum coverage to minimize contact with extensor tendon
After studying the Metacarpal Bone – Dorsal Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Decreased mobility
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Step by step
Mark the skin on the dorsal surface, between the third and fourth metacarpals.
Incise the skin inline with the markings in a longitudinal direction.
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