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Midaxial to the middle phalanx

The palmar remainder of the TRL is retracted in a palmar direction, using two fine sutures ...

Exposure of the fracture

The dorsal fringe of the TRL is then elevated dorsally with the lateral band to expose the collateral ligament. The palmar remainder of the TRL is retracted in a palmar direction, using two fine sutures.
This exposes the fracture extraperiosteally. The periosteum is elevated only immediately adjacent to the fracture line(s).