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Dorsal to the DIP joint

The dorsal approach to the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is indicated for extensor tendon avulsion fractures of the ...

Indications

The dorsal approach to the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is indicated for extensor tendon avulsion fractures of the dorsal base of the distal phalanx, or intraarticular fractures with palmar dislocation.
It is also indicated for DIP arthrodesis.