Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Fiesky Nuñez, Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Terry Axelrod

Distal phalanx Dorsal avulsion

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There are three common skin incisions: The H-shaped, the Y-shaped, and the lazy S-shaped incision.

Dorsal to the DIP joint

The dorsal approach to the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is indicated for extensor tendon avulsion fractures of the dorsal base of the distal phalanx, or intraarticular fractures with palmar dislocation.
It is also indicated for DIP arthrodesis.


v2.0 2016-06.30