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Dorsal to base of 5th metacarpal

This approach is used for intraarticular fractures of the fifth metacarpal base, fracture dislocations of the fifth ...

Indications

This approach is used for intraarticular fractures of the fifth metacarpal base, fracture dislocations of the fifth carpo-metacarpal joint, and for tendon avulsion fractures of the extensor carpi ulnaris.
This approach can also be used for the rare displaced extraarticular fractures of the fifth metacarpal base.