Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Jeffrey Watkins

Phalanges Middle phalanx, Biaxial eminence, Double-plate fixation

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Glossary

Dorsal approach (prox. phalange)

The dorsal approach is used for fractures of the distal proximal phalanx and the proximal middle phalanx, infections and pastern arthrodesis.
It exposes the proximal interphalangeal joint surfaces and the dorsal proximal aspect of the middle phalanx and the distal dorsal surface of the proximal phalanx.

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