Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

Authors: Michael Castro, Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Christina Kabbash

Phalanges - 2nd-5th row, proximal phalanx, excessively displaced

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Glossary

General considerations

In most patients, the fracture is treated nonoperatively.

If unable to obtain or maintain reduction, percutaneous pinning is indicated.

K-wire fixation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Instability or gross displacement Some specialized surgical experience Basic equipment only

Indications

  • Instability or gross displacement
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v2.0 2017-03-23