Usually, stab incisions only are sufficient for fracture repair of the lateral metacarpal/metatarsal condyle supervised arthroscopically as well as for screw fixation of incomplete fractures of the medial metacarpal/metatarsal condyle and Salter Harris Type II fractures of Mc/MtIII. Stab incisions are also used for the treatment of angular limb deformities by growth retardation or acceleration.
A small skin stab incision is performed directly over the location where each screw is inserted. If a staple is inserted the skin incision is centered over the physis and adjusted in length according to the length of the staple.
All incisions are carried down to the underlying bone.