Metatarsophalangeal Joint - Dorsal Approach
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Metatarsophalangeal joint exposure

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Identify

Identify the landmarks by palpating the head of the first metatarsal bone, the metatarsophalangeal joint and the extensor hallucis longus tendon

Mark

Mark the skin just medial to the extensor hallucis longus tendon in line with the tendon, starting just proximal to the interphalangeal joint extending to 2-3 cm proximal to the metatarsophalangeal joint.

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