Davos Courses

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 intraarticular, or periarticular, fractures of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb.

Dorsal to MCP joint of thumb

This approach is indicated for intraarticular, or periarticular, fractures of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb.

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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.

proceed

v1.0 2008-11-08