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Dorsal to MCP joint of thumb

A straight, or gently curved, skin incision can be used.

Skin incision

A straight, or gently curved, skin incision can be used.
Start the incision 2 cm proximal to the MCP joint, extending it to approximately 2 cm distal to the MCP joint.
Identify and protect the dorsal divisions of the dorsal sensory branch of the radial nerve, and the dorsal veins.