Phalanx of the Hand - Dorsoradial Approach
This Phalanx of the Hand – Dorsoradial Approach course will teach you:
- To gain access to the phalanx bone, in case of unstable, irreducible fractures , failed closed reductions and displaced intra articular fractures, in order to attempt the restoration of function and anatomy through open means. It can also be used for corrective osteotomies of malunited fractures.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Phalanx of the Hand – Dorsoradial Approach:
- Risk of curved skin incision
- Extensor central slip attachment
With the following tips you might perform the Phalanx of the Hand – Dorsoradial Approach even better:
- Alternative straight midline incision
After studying the Phalanx of the Hand – Dorsoradial Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Loss of motion
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Step by step
Mark the skin with a curved line starting at the skin crease of the proximal interphalangeal joint extending proximally on the dorsolateral surface of the hand.
Incise the skin along the skin markings on the dorsoradial surface of the hand, in a proximal direction.
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