Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

Thumb - Distal phalanx: Base - palmar avulsion

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Make a carefully planned palmar angled skin incision (Bruner zigzag), using the flexor skin crease as a guide, as illustrated.

Palmar to the DIP joint

The palmar approach is indicated for avulsion fractures of the palmar base of the distal phalanx.


v1.0 2008-11-08