previous section: 2/8 page: 1/2 next

2Anatomical landmarks

When using staples

The center of the supracondylar fossa can be identified by drawing a line from the top of the dorsal condyle articular surface to the proximal palmar eminence of the proximal phalanx.
This is less important in cases where a staple is inserted as this device is centered over the physis, which is an easy landmark to identify.