Annual Report

Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Patricia Hogan

Phalanges Proximal sesamoid bones, Abaxial

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Glossary

Fragment removal
Main indication Skill Equipment
Regain use of the limb Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
Abaxial fractures of the proximal sesamoid bone

Abaxial fractures of the proximal sesamoid bone are not amenable to internal fixation. Fragments containing an articular component are best removed surgically under arthroscopic supervision. Fragments not containing an articular component are best treated conservatively.

*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