Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

Thumb - Proximal phalanx: Metaphyseal (head), oblique

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For proximal fractures, make a skin incision from B to C. For further exposure the incision can be extended to A.

Midaxial to the proximal phalanx

The midaxial approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures, of the diaphysis and metaphysis.


v1.0 2008-11-08