Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

Thumb - Base

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Glossary

Two different skin incisions can be used.

Radiopalmar to the thumb base

This approach is indicated for intraarticular fractures of the first carpo-metacarpal joint, such as the Bennett, or Rolando, injuries.

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This approach is indicated for extraarticular fractures of the first metacarpal, and for periarticular fractures of the first carpo-metacarpal joint.

Dorsal to thumb metacarpal

This approach is indicated for extraarticular fractures of the first metacarpal, and for periarticular fractures of the first carpo-metacarpal joint.

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v1.0 2008-11-08