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4Suture the volar plate

If the drill holes are not immediately adjacent to the articular cartilage, the pull of the flexor digitorum superficialis ...

Pitfall: drill holes too far from cartilage

If the drill holes are not immediately adjacent to the articular cartilage, the pull of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) will cause dorsal subluxation.
Degenerative joint disease may also develop as a later consequence.