Metacarpal Bone - Dorsal Approach
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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
  • Malunion

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Metacarpal exposure

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin on the dorsal surface, between the third and fourth metacarpals.

Incise

Incise the skin inline with the markings in a longitudinal direction.

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