Davos Courses

Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Lawrence Bramlage, Alan Ruggles

Phalanges Proximal phalanx, Complete biarticular

back to skeleton

Glossary

Screw fixation
Main indication Skill Equipment
Return to athletic function Some specialized surgical experience Basic equipment only


Because of the displaced nature of the fracture, disrupted articular surfaces and discomfort, reduction and internal fixation is the only option for future athletic performance or comfortable long-term weight bearing.

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.3 2013-11-20